Election Day Anniversary: Democrats

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Election Day Anniversary: Democrats

It’s Election Day — at least for one-third of the country. And it’s also the anniversary of Election Day 2016, when Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans gained seats in both the House and Senate. Democrats failed to recapture either chamber in Congress and have had the last year to rethink their strategy. 

In a two-day panel, Morning Shift looks at the state of both the Democrat and Republican parties and what it’ll take for the parties to get their political houses in order. 

Today, we start with our panel of Democrats: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th district), Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward), Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia, and political strategist Kitty Kurth. We’ll also go to the phones to hear from listeners on what they think the party should do to gain more footing, and what issues they’d like the Dems to focus on going forward.