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Politics & Government

Dinner Party Convo: Running for office, fostering bipartisanship, coping with disappointment

Democratic U.S. Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district Dan Kildee and former Republican State Representative Paul Hillegonds in the Stateside studio
Sarah Hulett
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Michigan Radio
Democratic U.S. Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district Dan Kildee and former Republican State Representative Paul Hillegonds in conversation with Stateside host Cynthia Canty.

For the final week of her broadcasting career, host Cynthia Canty lined up conversations with the people she says would be guests at her dream dinner party. To talk politics, she called up Democratic U.S. Representative for Michigan's 5th Congressional District Dan Kildee and former Republican State Representative Paul Hillegonds. They sat down to discuss how they got into politics, the difficulties of campaigning for public office, and what it takes to build bipartisanship in a divided nation.