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Five Questions: Susan Smith, FL state activist and Progressive Caucus chair

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Another interview in our series, Five Questions, about American history, progressives, Democrats and the future. This is the next-to-last one.

Today's interviewee is Susan Smith, one of the most dynamic activists in the states I've ever met. Ms. Smith is a Florida resident and Florida-focused. She presently chair of the Progressive Caucus, a group within the state Democratic Party.

Her situation is unique. While Florida Democrats don't have a ton of state-wide leverage, they're united around progressive values to a degree unheard of in DC.

So the problems Ms. Smith faces are different — she has a united party at her side, and a determined state-wide enemy firmly centered in the Republican side of the aisle.

Listen as she helps us understand what's happening in Florida. (Tease: She doesn't think Rick Scott will be re-elected. She thinks Obama will.) Her fifth question, like Alex Lawson's, is about effeciveness. Nice answer.

Five questions, Susan Smith with Gaius Publius, recorded at Netroots Nation 2012. Enjoy:

"I think [progressives] should be very aggressive." Music — to these ears anyway.

The full list of "Five Questions" interviews includes the following. Links to names will take you to previously-published interviews.
These interviews will be concluded this week. Thanks for listening to them.


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