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The 'progressive' Democrats to watch in the November elections (in photos)

In the midst of a polarized political climate - fueled in part by the president - party moderates are being displaced by more liberal and, generally younger, leaders. More women are also running for office. In their agenda, almost all propose elements of socialist ideology such as universal access to health, assistance for the poor and the abolition of ICE, among other points.
22 Sep 2018 – 09:52 AM EDT
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. NY: In June, the 28-year-old activist and waitress from the Bronx who was virtually unknown, defeated an incumbent Democrat Joseph Crowley in the primary for New York's 14th congressional district. She campaigned on a liberal platform including the abolition of ICE and the conversion of Medicare into a universal program. Crédito: Jae C. Hong/Ap
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Andrew Gillum - Fl: The mayor of Tallahassee was the surprise winner of the August Democratic party primary for the state governorship. The son of a school bus driver and construction worker who grew up in Miami, he beat two representatives of the party establishment. Florida has not had a Democratic governor in two decades. Crédito: AP/Facebook
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Ayanna Pressley - MS: Ayanna Pressley, a 44-year-old African-American councilwoman from Boston this month defeated an incumbent Democrat in a race for the Massachusetts Congress. Crédito: Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images
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Rashida Harbi Tlaib - MI. Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who won the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th congressional district. A safe Democratic seat, she is running unopposed in November and will become the first Muslim woman in Congress and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress. Crédito: Al Goldis/Ap
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Gina Ortiz-Jones - TX: Gina Ortiz Jones is an openly gay former US Air Force captain and Iraq War veteran, running against incumbent Republican Will Hurd in Texas' 23rd congressional district. Her mother emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines. She worked for the Obama administration in the office of the US Trade Representative. Crédito: Eric Gay/Ap
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Julia Salazar - NY: A 27-year-old of Colombian descent, she defeated state Senator Martin Malave Dilan, 67, who was seeking his ninth re-election in the 18th District of New York. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actively supported her campaign. Crédito: Scott Heins/Getty Images
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David García - AZ: A university professor, David Garcia is running for governor in Arizona as an advocate for the undocumented Dreamers, universal healthcare and a commitment to investing in the public education system. he opposes Trump's border wall. Crédito: Ross D. Franklin/Ap
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Beto O'Rourke - TX: A rising star in the Democratic party, he has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2013. A native of the border city of El Paso, where he was a councilman from 2005 to 2011, he is compete for a seat in the U.S. Senate against Republican former presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who has held that position since 2013. Crédito: AP
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Katie Hill - CA: CA - She runs a homeless services nonprofit and Democrats have big hopes she can flip this district north of LA where Hillary Clinton won by more than six points in 2016. The district is now about 40 percent Hispanic and is currently represented by Steve Knight a veteran and former policeman. Crédito: katiehillforcongress.com
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Doug Jones - AL: The sitting senator for Alabama defeated Republican Judge Roy Moore in May 2018 in the election to fill the vacancy left by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore was supported by President Trump but his candidacy was tainted by a sexual misconduct scandal. Crédito: Jim Watson/Getty Images
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Stacey Abraham - GA: If she wins, this former tax lawyer would be the nation’s first black women to be elected governor. She was minority leader in the Georgia legislature and is in a neck and neck race with Republican Brian Kemp. Crédito: StaceyAbraham/Instagram
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Harley Rouda - CA: A first-time candidate, Harley Rouda is a technology entrepreneur and grassroots leader with progressive views on labor unions and gun control. He is challenging longtime Republican incumbent and trump supporter, Dana Rohrabacher. Crédito: Krysta Fauria/Ap
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Ammar Campa Najjar - CA: A 29-year-old Mexican-Palestinian and former church janitor, he is running for California's 50th congressional district. He worked at the Labor Department and the White House under President Barack Obama. “I'll never forget where I come from. I’ll fight for real ethics and campaign finance reform – and I won’t take a dime of corporate PAC money,” he says. Crédito: Mike Blake/Reuters
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Kevin de León – CA: California Democratic Party leaders endorsed this liberal state lawmaker as their candidate for the U.S. Senate in a surprise slap in the face to veteran Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. But he has a tough hill to climb to beat the 85-year-old Feinstein in November. Crédito: kevindeleon.com
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Hiral Tipirneni - AZ: A first-generation Indian immigrant and emergency physician, she is running against Republican incumbent Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th district. Trump won this district by 21 points in 2016, which includes parts of Maricopa County.
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Kirsten Gillibrand - NY: A safe bet for re-election to the US Senate in New York, Gilllbrand has championed ethics reform and getting money out of political campaigns, earning her the backing of the progressive group Indivisible. Crédito: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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