After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle

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In last week's primaries , Republican internal divisions were highlighted. But Tuesday night , it was the Democrats' turn — and in some of the very places the party needs to win to take back the House. In a handful of competitive congressional districts, progressive candidates defeated more moderate Democrats, signaling a primary season fought at the polls and the poles. Midterms are driven by activists, and the enthusiasm is overwhelmingly with liberals. The question is whether that energy will be enough to win general elections in moderate places, like in the redrawn districts in Pennsylvania, where Democrats hoped to have half a dozen new targets, and in the Omaha, Neb., area, where a former Democratic congressman was defeated Tuesday. It was...

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After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle

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