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"...Outside, the headquarters front window is plastered with campaign signs of Democrats running for local and national offices, which makes it stand out from neighboring businesses whose merchandise either focuses on the town’s heritage, or offers food and lodging for tourists.

Frey is one of the many volunteers who staff the office in two hour-shifts in an effort to rebuild the local Democratic Party, which has decimated in the past eight years.

It’s not an easy job, says Marcia Wilson, who chairs the local party. Sometimes her biggest challenge in the process of winning over voters is not Republican elected officials or their supporters but members of her own party.

What is that challenge?

The volume that the progressive activist wing commands within the party, one that pushes being the party of no, the party of protests; and is determined to demand the impeachment of President Trump; and is fundamentally opposed to the admittance into the party of anyone who is anti-abortion or pro-gun. It spends much of its oxygen consistently mocking anyone who supported Trump.

That might go over well in Manhattan or the Washington Beltway, where there would be no societal consequences for holding those positions.

Yet that kind of rhetoric has large societal consequences here, where the majority of registered Republicans, some Democrats, and a healthy number of independents not only voted for Trump but also heavily favored Sen. Pat Toomey, Rep. Scott Perry, and every other GOP down-ballot candidate.

Wilson would prefer a message that encourages voters to see why Democrats deserve a renewed chance to govern again, one seat at time...."