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Shap Smith On His Run For Governor

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Alison Redlich
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AP
House Speaker Shap Smith announced his candidacy for Governor on August 19th in Morrisville.

The gubernatorial election is more than a year away, but the list of potential candidates is already long. So far, only one person has made a formal announcement, House Speaker Shap Smith. We're talking to Speaker Smith about the race, his platform, and why he's running.

Also on the program, former governor - and presidential candidate - Howard Dean on the 2016 presidential race.

And, a visit to the Cooperman Company of Saxtons River, which keep Revolutionary War re-enactors supplied with fifes and drums.

Broadcast live on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.