One of the most important conversations on millennials and the current political landscape is around the lack of the depth in the progressive bench. Here, Alexander Burns, for POLITICO, published on November 6, 2014, speaks to that topic.
As Democrats take stock of their grievous losses in the 2014 elections, party leaders are confronting a challenge perhaps even more daunting than their defeats in the House and Senate: the virtual wipeout of the Democratic talent pool across the country.
After the Republican waves of 2010 and 2014, the party is depleted not just in its major-league talent, but also in its triple-A recruitment prospects. It amounts to a setback, Democrats say, that will almost certainly require more than one election cycle to repair.
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