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Primary Fight in South Jersey Exposes Rift in Democratic Party

It's a divisive issue for Democrats: Back a candidate who speaks to the values of the party or one who can potentially win back conservatives and independents

Tanzie Youngblood
Credit: Nancy Solomon
Tanzie Youngblood

Democrats in South Jersey are facing a dilemma playing out all over the country: should they back a progressive who speaks to the values of the party or go with the candidate who can potentially win back conservatives and independents who voted for Donald Trump?

In a primary fight in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional district, progressive Tanzie Youngblood is facing off against State Senator Jeff Van Drew, one of the most conservative Democrats in the Legislature.

Read the full story on WNYC News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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