This Week's Junkie Segment On TOTN: Campaign Themes For November

Sometimes the primaries elicit little more than a yawn.  That was the case last Saturday, with no surprises to be found in the contests in Louisiana and West Virginia.

And then sometimes it’s an OMG moment.  Such as yesterday’s concession by Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska.

We focus on that in this week's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Plus, an early look at the election themes for the midterm elections, with Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican strategist Alex Vogel.

Last week’s show, focusing on the Aug. 24 primaries and the political effect of Sarah Palin – with special guests Libby Casey of the Alaska Public Radio Network, Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner, and longtime New Hampshire GOP strategist Tom Rath — can be heard here.

Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!

If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can always hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).

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