Episode 130: For 2018, it’s a wrap

Republican Jenn Nassour and Democrat Jesse Mermell tee up a year-end conversation for the final 2018 installment of “Disagreeing Agreeably” on the Codcast. To help them, they brought in guests who lean left, political consultant Wilnelia Rivera, and right, Paul Craney of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.

Asked for a one-word description of politics for the year that was, their guests had starkly contrasting takes. For Craney, it was “boring,” as he pointed to the big statewide races that held little suspense. Rivera, who was a strategist on the campaign that delivered the year’s biggest upset, Ayanna Pressley’s Democratic primary victory over 20-year incumbent congressman Mike Capuano, stuck with the rule by declaring as her word “#disruptthenarrative.”