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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Schuyler VanValkenburg canvasses a street last month in Henrico, Va. VanValkenburg is part of a surge of Democratic candidates running in Virginia this fall. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Shut Out Of Power In D.C., Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Virginia This Fall

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North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says Democrats are looking to deflect blame for their electoral losses. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is among the more than 190 Democrats who are suing President Trump over his business deals involving foreign governments. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters shout at lawmakers walking out of the Capitol on Thursday after the House of Representatives narrowly passed a Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rob Quist, the Democrat who's running for an open U.S. House race in Montana, campaigns at the University of Montana on April 27, 2017. Quist is a political newcomer who's a well-known country singer in the state. Josh Burnham/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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A Singing Cowboy, A Millionaire And Rifles Dominate Montana Special Election

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House Democrats lost seats in the 2016 elections. They're looking to narrow their 24-seat deficit in 2018, when the president's party typically loses seats in his first midterm elections. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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President Trump with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) at the White House. All three will have to sell the new health care plan to skeptical factions. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Rep. Frank Pallone still hasn't been given a chance to see the Republicans' bill that would replace the ACA. "I think they're afraid," the Democrat from New Jersey said of his Republican colleagues. "I think they're afraid that it will show that it really doesn't cover most of the people that receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Newly elected DNC Chair Thomas Perez — shown here in June 2016 as the secretary of the Labor Department under President Obama — says Democrats need a "50-state strategy" to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Plan To Redefine Their Mission

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Diallo Brooks, director of outreach and public engagement at People For the American Way, protests President Trump's Supreme Court pick at the steps of the court. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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The empty stage for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

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President Obama applauds Tom Perez in 2013, whom he nominated as labor secretary. Now, as the Obama presidency winds down, Perez is running for head of the Democratic National Committee. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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A Clinton supporter stands alone in the bleachers after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in New York City emptied. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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