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How Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez energized a group of women looking to reshape New York politics

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Hollis Johnson/Business Insider
In New York State, progressive insurgents are challenging eight Democratic state senators who spent years voting with Republicans.
Five of these challengers are women - and if their grassroots campaigns and left-wing policy platforms succeed in primaries next month, they could remake politics in New York.
The movement to expel establishment Democrats isn't new, but it seems to be finding stronger footing than ever before.
Priya Varanasi met New York state Senate candidate Alessandra Biaggi when the 32-year-old, first-time candidate came to speak to...
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