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Politics Roundup: Chicago Journalists Discuss State, Local, and National Elections

There are just 15 weeks until the midterm elections, and a revolution is brewing on the left. 

Progressives and even self-proclaimed Democratic socialists have won primaries across the nation. 

Take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example. The 28-year-old Bronx native slayed a party giant — longtime Congressman Joe Crowley — with a platform that includes a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free public college and abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. 

Democrats like her believe that tilting further away from the middle is the antidote to President Trump, especially after Republicans ran away with elections in 2014 and 2016. 

So, what does the apparent division within the Democratic party between moderates and progressives portend for the 2018 midterms? 

Morning Shift digs into that question with a panel of political journalists. We also dive in the governor’s race, mayor’s race, local Congressional races and how much we should read into the latest polling on the Trump presidency. 



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