The moderate and progressive Democrats have long debated regarding the ideological center of swing districts and states. On one hand, the moderates often claim that representatives cannot win swing districts if they support progressive policies. Many progressives, on the other hand, often think that they are the “silent majority” and supporting progressive policies are essential to win swing districts. This debate has resurfaced after the 2020 US election.

The debate started when moderate Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va), blamed “socialism” and “Defund the police” slogans for the underperformance of House Democrats. Another moderate Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) blamed “socialized medicine”, a.k.a…

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