April 14, 2018

April 21, 2018

This week on Matter of Fact, we take a look at women running for office in unprecedented numbers. First, correspondent Jessica Gomez take us to one of Emerge America’s boot camp for Democratic female candidates. Last year, the organization got 152 women elected; can they beat that this year? Then, Soledad O’Brien speaks with Missy Shorey who is the executive director of Maggie’s List, an organization whose mission is to advise and support conservative women candidates for office. And, Soledad talks with Flint, MI Mayor Karen Weaver following the governor’s decision to no longer provide bottled water to residents. Weaver says the city still has two more years of construction to replace the corroded pipes, during which lead levels in the water could still spike. How does she plan to keep her residents safe?