Are Democratic Socialists the future face of the Democratic Party?

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Guests: Teresa Lundy, Natalie Midiri, Nina Ahmad

Last month, a Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the Democratic Party by defeating her district’s long-time incumbent in the primary election for U.S. Congress. And in Pennsylvania, four Democratic Socialist-endorsed candidates for State House won their respective primaries as well. So does this constitute a socialist wave taking over the Democratic Party, or mere mid-term anomalies? Today we discuss the influence of socialist policies on the left of the political spectrum, if they are good for the Democratic Party, and if they can govern. We’re joined by Philadelphia-based communications strategist, TERESA LUNDY, a leader on the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America NATALIE MIDIRI, and by former Deputy Mayor to Jim Kenney and former candidate for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, NINA AHMAD.

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