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FILE - In this March 18, 2017 file photo, Congressional candidate Rob Quist meets with supporters during the annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration dinner hosted by the state's Democratic Party in Helena, Montana. He is trying to fire up the party faithful in his race against Republican Greg Gianforte in a May 25 special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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Sen. Bernard Sanders' role in the Democratic Party is unclear. Activist Cornel West has called upon the Independent from Vermont to leave the party and start his own. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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FILE - In this March 18, 2017 file photo, Congressional candidate Rob Quist meets with supporters during the annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration dinner hosted by the state's Democratic Party in Helena, Montana. He is trying to fire up the party faithful in his race against Republican Greg Gianforte in a May 25 special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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FILE - In this March 18, 2017 file photo, Congressional candidate Rob Quist meets with supporters during the annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration dinner hosted by the state's Democratic Party in Helena, Montana. He is trying to fire up the party faithful in his race against Republican Greg Gianforte in a May 25 special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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Congressional candidate Rob Quist meets with supporters during the annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration dinner hosted by the state's Democratic Party, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Helena, Mont. He is trying to fire up the party faithful in his race against Republican Greg Gianforte in a May 25 special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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In his 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party turned "birther" theories into a fundraising mug, complete with the president's long form birth certificate. (Democratic Party; File)

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Republican and Democratic party symbols

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Illustration on the history of the Democratic Party convention by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the radicalization of the Democratic Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the decline of conviction for God and religion in the Democratic Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the elderly Democratic Party's presidential front runners by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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One analyst suggests former Manhattan mayor Michael Bloomberg could be the mystery candidate to save the Democratic Party in 2016. (associated press)

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Among the Democratic Party's activists and grass-roots supporters who favor the deal, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York has become the main target.

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Arlen Specter, former US Senator from Pennsylvania - Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. He wrote in his 2009 statement, "While I have been comfortable being a Republican, my Party has not defined who I am. ...I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary. [but] I will not be an automatic 60th vote for cloture."

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Gabrielle Giffords, former US Representative from Arizona - Reportedly inspired by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to register as a Republican at age 18, Giffords switched to the Democratic Party in 2000 to run for a seat in the Arizona State House. She went on to serve in the Arizona Senate and the US House of Representatives as a Democrat, before surviving a 2011 assassination attempt in Arizona.

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Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City - Bloomberg was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party before deciding to run for elective office. He switched his party affiliation to Republican to run for mayor of New York City in 2001. He won his first and second terms as a Republican, but then left the party while in office. He was elected to a third term in 2009 as an Independent.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan served as a bid to satisfy the Democratic Party's liberal base, which wants a more aggressive effort on climate change than President Obama has been able to muster. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the Democratic party's push for socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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stun gun: "As of now, the discussions on a presidential system, a dictatorship, [have] come to an end," said Selahattin Demirtas (center), co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). (Associated Press)

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Pastor Corey Brooks, a prominent Chicago pastor, believes the black community has been forsaken by the Democratic Party and has invited all the 2016 Republican presidential candidates to the troubled Woodlawn neighborhood in an effort to inform and mobilize voters. (CBS)