What happens when you mix FDR-style populism with a Paul Krugman-esqe love of wonky policy? You get the so-called “Warren wing” Democratic candidates…
The Progressive Campaign Change Committee, which has a long history of supporting Democrats left of center, has partnered with more than a dozen of these candidates, calling them part of the Warren wing.
[Warren] is the model on which progressive Democrats see a path to victory. And it suggests that traditional progressive policy can transcend partisan boxes (appealing to libertarian and even some Republicans) if they’re presented in a different package — a less politically seasoned, more populist and more defiant package.
“That’s why you see the PCCC supporting candidates who are not involved in politics, who are younger, who are idealistic,” [Lee] Rogers said. “This is the bold part of the Elizabeth Warren wing.”
“We’re going to stand up and say no. We’re not going to take it,” Rogers said.