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10.08.2018

THE CIRCUS COVERS 'THE VERDICT’ ON BRETT KAVANAUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON SHOWTIME

New Episode Features Interviews With Jeff Flake, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke
 

Steve Schmidt Returns As A Contributor

 

 NEW YORK – October 5, 2018 – As the nation braces for a Senate floor vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, THE CIRCUS returns Sunday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  with a deep dive into the confirmation battle over Brett Kavnaugh and its implications for the 2018 midterm elections. In an episode titled “The Verdict,” co-hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and guest contributor Steve Schmidt explore the potential ramifications that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process will have in high-stakes Senate races across the country.

Heilemann speaks with Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Kamala Harris (D-California) to discuss the limited scope of the FBI's investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh. Wagner makes a stop in Missouri to talk with Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who sees the Supreme Court vote as a major issue in his campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in November. McKinnon and Schmidt also spend time on the trail with Texas Senate candidates Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz, as voters in that historic race watch an unprecedented confirmation fight play out in the nation's capital.

For a preview of this week’s episode, go to https://youtu.be/MHfsa5gQIes

THE CIRCUS features John Heilemann, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Game Change and Double Down, noted campaign strategist Mark McKinnon, and Alex Wagner, an Emmy®-nominated television journalist, author, national correspondent for CBS News and contributing editor at The Atlantic. THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne and Tom Johnson serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to: SHO.com and follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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Jackie Ioachim
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