Sunday, August 14, 2016

Charlie and Goliath: An Uneven Fight in the Equality State

Charlie Hardy: The Bernie-Like Candidate Running in Wyoming


August 13, 2016

Wyoming is one of the nine states who has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates in the last ten elections. According to the latest polls, Republican candidate Donald Trump is expected to win by 35 percent over Hillary Clinton in Wyoming. But there is a progressive Democratic candidate running in Wyoming challenging the dominant political tendencies.

His story has been so inspiring that filmmaker Reed Lindsay has created a documentary on the campaign titled Charlie Vs Goliath. We are going to show you a short vignette from the documentary. Let's have a look.

Joining us now from Wyoming is Charlie Hardy, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Charlie ran for the U.S. Senate seat in 2012, but lost. Charlie is a former Catholic priest who spent eight years living in a cardboard shack in a poor neighborhood in Caracas. Also joining us is Reed Lindsay. He is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who has spent two years making feature-length documentary about Charlie and his inspiring campaign called Charlie Vs Goliath.

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