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Is Progressive ‘Squad’ Helping or Hurting Dems With Voters of Color?

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Photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
From left: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. (AP File)
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In high-profile elections this year, Eric Adams, a Black moderate, easily defeated several progressives in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. In addition, a handful of other progressives of color lost their races to more moderate politicians of color.

A natural question: Will the progressive movement led by the House “Squad” of original members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, and newcomer Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush, help or hurt Democrats in the 2022 mid-terms?

Concludes fivethirtyeight.com: “(T)he buzz over the Squad’s initial wins in 2018 has largely been replaced by a narrative that progressives struggle with people of color, and that Black voters especially prefer more moderate candidates. But the truth lies somewhere in the middle.”

Read more at fivethirtyeight.com.

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