In this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about the vote-wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president. Also: A determined new coalition says it wants to solve the region’s affordable housing crisis.

The candidates for City Council District 9, Georgette Gomez and Ricardo Flores, are both Latino Democrats who agree on most issues. But they’ll have a different approach to the job based on their backgrounds, allies and personalities. As they make their final pitches to voters, both candidates are improbably comparing the other to Donald Trump.

As Election Day approaches, it’s important to take a minute and remember that campaigns cost money – sometimes lots and lots of it. The relationship between campaign spending and votes is complex. Campaign spending is often dependent on a candidate’s perceived ability to win the election. For example, if a challenger is viewed to have […]