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Kid Candidate

Season 10 Episode 9 | 1hr 08m 28s

A viral joke video catapults Hayden Pedigo – a 24-year-old artist and musician in Amarillo, TX – into the spotlight and prompts him to make a surprise bid for city council. With his goal of upending the status quo and ousting corrupt incumbent politicians, KID CANDIDATE follows Pedigo’s unorthodox campaign while unpacking issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.

Aired: 11/02/22 | Expires: 09/02/23
Kid Candidate
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