New Democrats

Podcast: Primary Elections and Steve Bannon’s Role
The Big Story, Episode 75

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., poses with former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday in Washington. (Michael Caputo via Twitter)

Roll Call political reporters Simone Pathé and Bridget Bowman explain how the primaries are shaping up ahead of the 2018 midterm elections amid a Republican Party civil war.

 

New Democrats Promote Centrist Agenda in Polarized Congress
Coalition seeks to break through gridlock with proposals both parties can support

Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis.., center, leads the New Democrat Coalition. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

At a time when many politicians are pushing extremist agendas, one group of Democrats is trying to do the exact opposite.  

The New Democrat Coalition wants to "help build consensus from the center up," Chairman Ron Kind, D-Wis., said in an interview Tuesday.