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The 7 Democrats Trying Hardest to Look Like Republicans in 2018

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin listens attentively to President Trump at the White House. [Reuters/Kevin Lamarque]

By    |   Tuesday, 24 July 2018 08:21 PM EDT

Shape-shifting is a time honored -- if not particularly reputable -- aspect of politics. But in the face of America’s rising populist sentiments, several Democrats are doing their best this election cycle to masquerade as heartland conservatives. It’s a trend especially evident in red states.

Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of Sabato's "Crystal Ball" political-analysis site, notes that centrist Democrats used to be more conservative than the most liberal Republicans. And there were always several Republicans more liberal than the blue-dog Democrats.

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Shape-shifting is a time honored -- if not particularly reputable -- aspect of politics. But in the face of America’s rising populist sentiments, several Democrats are doing their best this election cycle to masquerade as heartland conservatives. It’s a trend especially evident in red states.
2018 Elections, joe manchin, joe donnelly, heidi heitkamp
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