Once a Democratic stronghold, the Mahoning Valley has seen the Republican party make massive gains since 2016. In 2020, both Mahoning and Trumbull counties went Republican, in some areas by large margins. 

Now, there are new leaders  leading the Democratic Party in both counties and in this edition of the 21 News Podcast, both Chris Anderson and Mark Alberini talk about their plans to reshape the party in a new era .