🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party.

On today’s episode:

‚ÄĘ Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate for a United States House seat in California.

‚Äʬ†Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ National Democrats, fearing that crowded rosters of primary candidates could fracture the party, have begun to intervene¬†by urging some to bow out of the election.

‚ÄĘ The party¬†views the California midterms as a particular risk. The state‚Äôs nonpartisan primary system ‚ÄĒ in which¬†the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation ‚ÄĒ could propel two Republican candidates to the November race.

‚ÄĘ Here‚Äôs¬†what to watch for in the California primaries, which take place on Tuesday.

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