Republican strategist Ryan Wiggins is a Pensacola native who has worked to put Donald Trump cheerleader Matt Gaetz into Congress, elect Jackie Toledo of Tampa to the Florida House, and passionately supported U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
Today, the self-described Ronald Reagan Republican is not just disenchanted with her lifelong political party, but hopeless about its future and actively working to stop its leader from winning a second term in the White House. She says today’s GOP is a danger to America, having embraced parts of the base that had used to be well out of view: racists, fringe conspiracy theorists and fascists.
The motor that drives her play Letters to Kamala, Rachel Lynett explained Friday on The Catalyst Sessions, is imagining vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris facing a single question: How do you mend a country with a broken heart?
Commissioned by American Stage, Letters to Kamala debuts – virtually – next week.