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Politically Speaking: Breaking down the super-close presidential primaries

Photos by Carolina Hidalgo, Willis Ryder Arnold and Bill Greenblatt

On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, a very weary political duo – St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies – break down the results of shockingly close presidential primaries in Missouri.

Unofficial results have Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican contender Donald Trump winning very slim victories in Missouri. But the Associated Press hasn’t called the state yet – although it's unlikely that Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz would ask for a recount. (A recount would only have practical considerations on the Republican side, since Democrats will likely split their delegates between Sanders and Clinton.)

During the show, Mannies and Rosenbaum discussed the reasons for the razor-thin margins. They also talked about what the results mean for how Democratic and Republican candidates will do throughout the Show-Me State.

The show also features portions of Mannies’ interview with Sanders, whose presidential ambitions took a big hit on Tuesday. And it also features some rather colorful clips from when the candidates descended on the Show-Me State.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Jo Mannies on Twitter: @jmannies

Music: “Handcuffs” by Brand New

Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.
Jo Mannies has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades, much of that time as a reporter and columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first woman to cover St. Louis City Hall, was the newspaper’s second woman sportswriter in its history, and spent four years in the Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau. She joined the St. Louis Beacon in 2009. She has won several local, regional and national awards, and has covered every president since Jimmy Carter. She scared fellow first-graders in the late 1950s when she showed them how close Alaska was to Russia and met Richard M. Nixon when she was in high school. She graduated from Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana, and was the daughter of a high school basketball coach. She is married and has two grown children, both lawyers. She’s a history and movie buff, cultivates a massive flower garden, and bakes banana bread regularly for her colleagues.

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