Learning from History: The Case for Unification of the Democratic Party in the Nomination Race

On September 12, 2019, qualifying Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage in Houston, Texas for the third Democratic debate of the year. The highest polling and highest grossing candidates faced off on hot-button issues such as healthcare, race relations, gun violence, immigration, and trade policy, among others. Running throughout the debate was the question of party unification.  A look back at the aftermath of the 2015 Democratic presidential primary reveals the value of such unity. Democratic candidates vying for the 2019 nomination have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of those four years prior. The unification debate emerged...

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