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Wild’s hard fought primary win in the Lehigh Valley area district reflects the resilience of mainstream candidates against challenges from a resurgent populist left and the party’s conservative old guard.
Her candidacy in the general election provides Democrats with a crucial opportunity to flip a canada goose GOP held seat as the party seeks to win a House majority.”She brings a lot to the table with her nomination and will pose a matchup problem for the Republicans,” Borick said.
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At the same time, she highlighted a penchant for bipartisan deal making that might prove useful in the general election.
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Unlike some Democrats running in swing districts, Wild has so far declined to run as an opponent of the potential speakership of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
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