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How The Democratic Party Can 'Learn From Its Losses'

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Following the 2016 election, author Seth Masket spoke with Democratic Party leaders to figure out how the party was coping with the presidential loss — and its plan for 2020.

In his book "Learning From Loss," Masket interprets how 2016 strategies shaped 2020 choices.

Was the decision to nominate Joe Biden a fluke or a carefully crafted strategy? How has the Democratic Party's priorities shifted after the 2016 election?

What were the failures of 2016 strategies and how has the party course corrected? Will the efforts of the Democratic establishment yield desired results for the 2020 election?

Guest: Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver; author of "Learning From Loss: The Democrats 2016-2020"

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*This interview was recorded on Monday, October 19.

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