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Trump impeachment? 2020 candidates want to talk about anything but

WASHINGTON - The historic drive to impeach and remove President Donald Trump has consumed Washington like a fever dream for months, but for politicians and activists girding for the 2020 elections, it's been another story.

Democratic presidential candidates barely mention it. Republicans running in swing states have been trying to change the subject. In battleground states like Wisconsin, Democrats are trying to engage voters on kitchen-table issues, not impeachment.

"We are in a tough spot here," said Martha Laning, the former Democratic Party chair of Wisconsin, where the party is trying to rebuild the "blue wall" that once buttressed Democratic presidential nominees. "We want to do what we have to do on this and move on."

At the Democratic fundraising powerhouse Priorities USA, a super PAC that is planning to spend $100 million on

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