There's long been talk of the impact the divergent wings of the Democratic Party may have on the 2020 presidential primary field. But there's also a growing divide taking shape in House races that could further cement fissures within the party. The most recent catalyst has been a policy from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee not to work with any consultants or firms who are also helping primary challengers try and knock off an incumbent. That news has been, predictably, met with anger and protest from progressives, especially after a cycle that saw their most famous success story, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defeat then-House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley. The 2018 cycle ushered in a record number of Democratic women and minorities, and progressives say this new rule thwarts those same people from trying to run if they want to challenge longtime incumbents. College Democrats — critical volunteers for many campaigns — have also condemned the move and many chapters say they won't donate to the DCCC. Ultimately, the decision by a party committee not to help challengers (or

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