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The Democratic socialist movement comes to Michigan

We went to Michigan 10 days before the primary to see how progressives in the state are pushing the Democratic Party and its local candidates farther to the left.

  • Abdul el-Sayed, a candidate for governor who's been trailing in the polls, got some last-minute help from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders.

Why it matters: If el-Sayed can pull off a surprise victory, it's more evidence that the progressive wing of the party — the one that helped Ocasio-Cortez win in the Bronx —could also help other Dems across the country.