2016 Presidential Running Mates Launch New Grassroots Movement

February 12, 2018
Updated 6mo ago

Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn are turning their surprisingly resonant 2016 presidential campaign into action. Finn joins Cheddar to discuss their new organization, Stand Up Republic, that aims to preserve democratic norms and ideals. She reveals the lessons the pair learned on the campaign trail and how they're helping inform this new imitative.

Finn explains how Stand Up Republic gives a voice to Republicans who do not feel The White House is preserving conservative values. The former Republican digital strategist considers whether the political climate has changed the landscape for independent candidates considering running for office.

Finn says Stand Up Republic advocates for Washington D.C. to prioritize principles over politics. The group spent $500,000 to advertise against Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama special elections. She describes the group's tactics heading into the 2018 midterm elections.