The looming battle over who will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to galvanize Republican voters for this fall's midterm elections. But it's also likely to play a big role in Democratic Party politics as senators from states that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE won in 2016 will feel pressure to vote to confirm his nominee. At the same time, however, the party's more liberal voters want Democrats to hold fast against Trump.
Some of that struggle is likely to manifest within various state-level Democratic primary elections in which insurgents like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in New York are seeking to dislodge centrist party leaders. Hill.TV invited Alexandra Rojas, the executive director of Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee, to talk about her group's efforts to field more left-leaning candidates across the country.