On Friday’s show, Ed gives commentary on leaders in the Republican party floating the idea of a brokered convention if Donald Trump has the support to win the party’s nomination. We are joined by Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford to discuss the civil unrest in the city of Chicago and his legislation that would allow for a recall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President, joins Ed to discuss a new report showing the middle class is shrinking, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanting to hold off on the TPP until after the 2016 election. – Ed Schultz Show

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Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.