Campaign 2020 Podcast: From train hero to congressional candidate

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What does Alek Skarlatos campaign say about the future of the Republican Party?

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FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Alek Skarlatos arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Skarlatos, who was one of three Americans who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium, will participate in the dancing competition series “Dancing With the Stars,” premiering on Sept. 14. […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregonian Alek Skarlatos burst into the international scene thanks to a selfless act of heroism on a Paris-bound train in late summer of 2015.

Now, he’s back home in Oregon running for Congress in a district dominated by Democrats and he’s getting national attention.

Reporter Hannah Ray Lambert and Political Science professor Joseph Lowndes break down the Skarlatos campaign and what it means for the future of the relationship between the Republican Party and rural America.

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