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The lawyer’s self-sure ways and penchant for media spectacle have led some to characterize him as the anti-Trump.

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🎧 The Daily: The Democrats’ Comeback Plan | New York Times

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The party’s seemingly narrow strategy for the 2018 midterm elections belies its big hopes for the future.

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🎧 The Daily: The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat | New York Times

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As the Democratic Party struggles to establish its identity in Missouri, the issue of abortion has taken center stage.

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How the showdown over the Supreme Court is affecting crucial midterm races in the nation’s heartland.

🎧 ‘The Daily’: A Crossroads for the Democratic Party | New York Times

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In Georgia, two women were locked in a close race for the Democratic nomination for governor. What does this primary tell us about the future of the Democratic Party?

On today’s episode:

• Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times.

Background reading:

• Stacey Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia House, made history by becoming the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States, defeating Stacey Evans in Georgia’s Democratic primary.

• The race between Ms. Abrams and Ms. Evans, two well-regarded candidates with starkly different campaign strategies, was viewed as a weather vane for the Democratic Party’s prospects in the midterm elections. Ms. Abrams banked on the support of young people, women, and African-American and Hispanic voters, while Ms. Evans reached out to moderate and conservative-leaning white voters.

• Here are the results for Tuesday’s primaries in ArkansasGeorgiaKentucky and Texas.

• Record numbers of women are running in the midterm elections, but the road to Capitol Hill is a hard one.

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