Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report

People are losing faith in vaccines

Jun 19, 2019

Latest Episodes

Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Tech
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy

Long-shot candidates reap benefits after race

Nova Safo Jul 21, 2015
Share Now on:
HTML EMBED:
COPY

With Ohio Governor John Kasich today entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination, the total number of major contenders has risen to 16. There are also five major candidates on the Democratic side.

A lot of them are long shots, whether due to lack of name recognition, lack of financial support, or low numbers in the polls.

But long-shot candidates have a reason to be optimistic. For one, sometimes they win. “Our current president being an example of one, where somebody comes out of nowhere,” says Lance Strate, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University.

The reason for so many long-shot candidates in this election cycle is that campaigns are getting better at organizing online and through social media, Strate says. “A political campaign can get started with a relatively small amount of resources to begin with, and then take off,” he says.

Even if candidates don’t win, or even get their party’s nomination, they can still benefit by improving their name recognition, says Larry Sabato, who heads the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “You can increase speaking fees. You may very well be offered a TV or radio contract,” he says.

If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air.  But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.

Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.

When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.

Make a good investment!

Looking for a great deal?
Get ALL THREE of our new thank-you gifts when you donate $120.

This is a limited time offer – so act soon!