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Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive agenda clashes with the centrist campaigns championed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Rep. Conor Lamb's special election victory was built on a low-key centrist platform. Mark Lennihan/AP; Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images; Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Alex Brandon/ AP hide caption

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For Democrats, Pragmatists Are Still Trumping Progressives Where It Counts

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is seen after the Vermont delegation cast their votes during roll call at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. After the bitter primary between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the DNC set up a process that has led to reducing the role of party leaders in selecting the presidential nominee. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks to supporters in San Diego on Tuesday. He advanced to the general election against Democrat Gavin Newsom, giving the GOP a foothold in a top statewide race. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson campaigns one week before the primary election in a Des Moines restaurant. She says she thinks in order to win against Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, she and her fellow candidates need to run far to the left. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Iowa Democrats Want Back Control Of The State, Starting With The Governor

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Georgia Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory Tuesday night. Abrams is the first black woman to win a major-party nomination for governor in U.S. history. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Stacey Evans (left) and Stacey Abrams (right), the two candidates running for governor in the Georgia Democratic primary on May 22. They have plenty of similarities: they're both women named Stacey; they're both former legislators in the Georgia House of Representatives; they're both lawyers; and they're both calling for similar progressive policies, such as expanding Medicaid. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Campaign staff member Aisha Chughtai (left) speaks with Erin Murphy (center), a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor, at the campaign's St. Paul headquarters as colleague Charles Cox looks on. Chughtai and Cox are members of a newly formed campaign workers union. Brian Bakst/MPR News hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol is seen here on March 7, 2018. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Too Many Candidates? Democrats Grapple With Oversupply In Southern California

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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor. Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill last month. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

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Jessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech For Campaigns. The San Francisco-based startup focuses on state races and is currently working on campaigns in Virginia. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

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Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, seen on Capitol Hill in 2013, delivered the Democratic Party response to President Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday night. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to an overflow crowd through a megaphone after a campaign event May 27, 2015, at New England College in Concord, N.H. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Reassessment' Of Democratic Party

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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at Montgomery County courthouse for her scheduled sentencing hearing Monday in Norristown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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People in the audience cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at a high school in Phoenix in March 2016 ahead of the Arizona primary. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Is Arizona A Swing State This Year?

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A supporter of Green Party candidate Jill Stein holds a doctored Bernie Sanders sign at a rally at City Hall in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention last month. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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