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Bernie Sanders’s Surge Sparks Democratic Alarm Over Keeping House Grip

  • Centrist Democrats plan bills to block progressive agenda
  • Republicans call opponents socialists in bid to regain House
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Moderate Democrats are racing to distance themselves from 2020 front-runner Bernie Sanders in an attempt to protect their House majority and the dozens of swing districts the party won in 2018.

The Vermont senator, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, has embraced policies that are unpopular in Republican-leaning districts. As Sanders collects delegates ahead of South Carolina’s Saturday primary vote, his positive statements about communist Cuba and criticism of Israel has forced centrist Democrats to publicly oppose the person who could be their party’s nominee.