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Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas.

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party couldn't break through in the presidential race, but in congressional races, younger, more diverse, progressive candidates are enjoying a recent surge in support.

"The logic of COVID-19 as well as the logic and the righteousness of the movement for black lives, I think, is forcing all of us to re-imagine both what is necessary and what is possible, and I think it's having an impact on our politics," said

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