New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy, right, and Lt. Gov. nominee Sheila Oliver wave to supporters as balloons drop during their election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP/Julio Cortez)

Democratic Victories Reinforce Party’s Non-Progressive Wing

With Democrats winning this time around, the DNC now sees its strategy of purging progressives from its ranks, blame-shifting, droning on about Russiagate — and criticizing Trump instead of creating new, progressive policy — as a winning strategy.