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Progressive Fights, More Women On The Ballot In Tuesday's Primary Contests

A Texas House runoff has become ground zero for Democrats' fight between progressives and centrists, while two Democratic women are taking different approaches in their race for Georgia governor.

Tuesday's primaries feature Democratic ideological and stylistic battles that could have a major impact on how competitive the party is in the fall general election. Top contests also feature Democratic women competing — sometimes against each other.

The "Stacey vs. Stacey" face-off in Georgia has drawn national attention as Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans run for governor on competing arguments over the best way to compete against Republicans — by just firing up the base or also trying to sway moderates.

Progressive activists are placing hopes in Laura Moser, the Texas congressional candidate targeted by national Democrats who think she's too far left to flip a swing district in the Houston suburbs. by defeating their favored candidate in a Nebraska primary last week.

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