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Biden and Warren Pitch Democrats on Competing Paths to Win the White House

  • Biden seeks moderate coalition, Warren wants wider electorate
  • Debate reflects a deeper clash over Democratic Party’s future
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Biden and Warren Pitch Democrats on Two Very Different Paths to Winning Voters
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Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are pitching prominent Democrats on two very different paths to winning voters the party lost to Donald Trump in 2016: He says he can recreate the Obama coalition, while she says her anti-corporate-greed message will appeal to struggling Americans.

The choice is heightening a clash over the party’s future along ideological and generational lines. Biden reflects older and center-left voters’ desire to return to a moderate governing style, as Warren channels a rising young left that wants to remake a political system that she says has become unresponsive to the working class.