An FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida estate gets partisan reactions. Democratic Political Action Committees spend big money in Republican primaries.

And Rock Island County Republicans elect some questionable leadership to help run the party’s local chapter.

We talk about that with former Rock Island County Republican Party Chair Bill Bloom and former Scott County Democratic Party Chair Elesha Gayman.

“These are by and large unpaid positions, so it really is volunteer work,” Gayman said. “Good volunteers are hard to come by.”

“I think this is a function of people not engaging,” said Bloom. “They’ve got to keep people engaged.”

In the video, hear what else our panelists have to say.

We want to hear from you, too. That bring us to our question of the week. What do you think about the Democratic Party’s strategy to spend money in Republican primaries to boost candidates who support Donald Trump? Let us know at

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