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The U.S. Could Soon See Its First Trans State Senator

How Sarah McBride overcame her doubt to become a rising star in the Democratic Party.

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Sarah McBride made waves at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 as the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention. Three years and many political successes later, McBride is trying to add another win to her résumé. One that would make her the first elected openly transgender state senator in America’s history.

Guest: Sarah McBride, candidate for Senate District 1 in Delaware.

Podcast production by Samantha Lee with help from Danielle Hewitt.