- Senate Democrats must defend 23 seats in next year's midterm elections
- Republicans only need to defend eight seats
The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works for the podcast.
Washington (CNN)The progressive left should not apply ideological purity tests to Democratic senators who face tough re-election campaigns in 2018 in states President Donald Trump won handily last year, says Sen. Kamala Harris.
challengers to Democratic lawmakers who cooperate with Trump in any way.
Harris vowed to campaign for her red-state colleagues -- even if they stray from Democratic orthodoxy on some issues -- and called for the party to unite in order to beat back Trump's policy priorities.