What Democratic groups learned from Election Day 2017

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Victories in yesterday's elections around the country, particularly in Virginia, are giving Democratic groups a new sense of hope, and a new playbook to use in future elections.

Why it matters: Democrats have been lost in the wilderness since Trump's election, and some even think they're lacking a qualified roster of candidates to run for president in 2020. Sharing and implementing successful strategies from state and local races could help Dems pick up seats at every level in 2018.