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The Democrats’ Empty Celebrity Candidates

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2022
From The Right
2022 Elections, Elections, Democratic Party
Elijah Nouvelage, Mikala Compton, Marco Bello/Reuters

On the menu today: Both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have their share of celebrity candidates, but the Republicans’ celebrity candidates, if defeated, are likely to go away. The Democratic celebrity candidates of recent cycles keep demonstrating a peculiar ability to turn their failures into greater fame and continue to reappear on the national stage.

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