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.@CynthiaNixon, to an enthusiastic audience at #NN18: "If Democrats are going to win this year it is not enough to just be better than Donald Trump."
Among her big applause lines is that she's running for governor to "abolish ICE once and for all."
Now, Nixon branding herself as a "Democratic socialist."
. @CynthiaNixon: "The establishment is terrified of that word, socialism. But if we learned one thing from the Obama years it’s that the Republicans are going to call us socialists no matter what we do. So we might as well give them the real thing!"
Nixon: "This year progressives want power and not concessions. And if we want change we don’t just need to elect more Democrats. We need to elect better Democrats."

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Jill Biden stepping out a bit more, speaking before her husband at HRC Dinner. Opens by telling story of punching a neighbor who was bullying her sister. "I hate bullies," she says
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. @JoeBiden in North Jersey for @MikieSherrill, one of his 4-dozen endorses candidates for House, Senate and gov. More such events to come nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
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Q poll of FL Likely Voters:

Gillum 50
DeSantis 47
And talk about a base election:
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Democrats: 93-3 Gillum
Indies: 55-42 Gillum
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.@MichaelAvenatti: "What I fear for this Democratic party that I love so much is that we have a tendency to bring nail clippers to gunfights."
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"When they go low, I say We. Hit. Harder."

cc: @MichelleObama
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As @realDonaldTrump arrives in Ohio things are starting at the final keynote session at #NetrootsNation. Lineup:

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- @TimRyan
- @dg4az
- @kdeleon
- @Ocasio2018
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By then, we’ll have multiple announced presidential candidates testing grassroots support
Woodfin makes one of the very few references - though not by name - to @BarackObama on the Netroots main stage
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Away from #NetrootsNation @elizabethforma sits for a conversation with Congressional Black Caucus Chair @RepRichmond
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