Centrist Democrats are crucial to building the left’s power in the Midwest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows that Democrats are moving left. But liberal centrists are still necessary. Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory in New York’s 14th District Democratic primary on June 26, there’s been much hand-wringing and debate over what she and her candidacy mean for the Democratic Party. Her victory electrified the left, but moderate Democrats (and Republicans) were quick to dismiss the possibility that Ocasio-Cortez’s win represents a watershed moment for the party — or that as a self-avowed democratic socialist, she personifies a winning electoral future for Democrats.

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By: Vox - 4 days ago

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