Two days after the election, on November 5, House Democrats held a private conference call to air grievences. Before the election, the party was expected to win a majority of 43 seats according to the FiveThirtyEight model, which would be a pick up of 7 seats, but it was clear by that Thursday that the party’s majority would be substantially narrowed. Abigail Spanberger, a Blue Dog Democrat from Virginia and member of the Problem Solvers caucus inspired by centrist political organization No Labels, blamed progressive Democrats in heated terms. She perceived that the problem was that left-wing messaging, specifically regarding…


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