Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sounding the alarm ahead of the midterm elections, calling on her fellow Democrats to deliver on their agenda to avoid a blowout in November. But does she have enough influence among her party to inspire any real action? Talking Politics host Adam Reilly spoke with Robert Kuttner, the co-founder and co-editor of the American Prospect and a professor at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, about whether she has the clout to affect real change.

Plus, Attorney General Maura Healey's lead in the Massachusetts race for governor is growing, according to a new poll from UMass Lowell. At what point is the gap too much for state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz to overcome? Boston Globe Columnist Adrian Walker and Jenn Smith, a reporter correspondent and former news editor with the Dorchester Reporter, weighed in on that and Republican candidate for governor Chris Doughty’s evolving messaging on how he defines his politics.

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