8: The Votes Are In (Part 2)

Continuing the discussion with lobbyists Seaver Sowers and Allison Shuster from Government Relations at Pacific Life. Their thoughts on what to expect from a Biden administration, the post-Trump GOP, and the fate of political centrists vs. the right and left wing.


Posted November 18, 2020

Time Stamps

  • How will President Biden govern? (2:01)
  • Will Biden be able work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? (3:58)
  • Who will be a bigger obstacle for Biden: Republican lawmakers or the left wing of the Democratic party? (6:04)
  • What role will Vice President Kamala Harris have in the administration? (10:03)
  • Biden’s approach to the global pandemic (12:07)
  • Will Biden raise taxes? (14:10)
  • Will Biden continue a trade war with China? (16:35 )
  • What will international relations look like under Biden? (18:12)
  • Big Tech’s future (21:05)
  • The chances for an infrastructure package (24:21 )
  • What’s in store for financial services? (26:57)
  • Climate legislation (29:27)
  • The future of the Democratic and Republican parties (31:20)
  • How will we cast votes in the future? (34:37)
  • What do the GOP and Democratic party look like post-Trump? (38:10)
  • Did Trump change how presidents communicate with the public? (41:26)
  • The lightning round (45:22)
    • Will Trump concede the election?
    • How many Senate seats will the GOP gain in the January runoff in Georgia?
    • Will the number of Supreme Court justices increase in the  next four years?
    • Has social media had a net positive or negative effect on our democracy?
    • What’s the future of the Electoral College?
    • Is the GOP headed more right or centrist? Is the Democratic party headed more left or centrist?
    • Which generation will be most important in the next presidential election?
    • Who will be the most influential GOP and Democratic leaders over the next four years?







Pacific Asset Management LLC is the sub-adviser for the Pacific Funds Fixed-Income Funds. The views in this commentary are as of November 18, 2020 and are presented for informational purposes only. These views should not be construed as investment advice, an endorsement of any security, mutual fund, sector or index, or to predict performance of any investment. Any forward-looking statements are not guaranteed. All material is compiled from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice as market and other conditions warrant. Sector names in this commentary are provided by the Funds’ portfolio managers and could be different if provided by a third party.

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Dominic Nolan, CFA 
Senior Managing Director  
Pacific Asset Management

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