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This could be the future of the Democratic Party

Krystal Ball’s organization is dedicated to helping Democrats win elections by running candidates who have strong ties to their communities.

A lot of Democrats don't like to talk to the kinds of rural, white, poor voters who used to vote Democrat but in 2016 voted for President Trump in huge numbers. Those voters don't want to help themselves, those Democrats say, so why bother? Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has decided to bother. She started a PAC specifically designed to help Democrats win in places where Democrats haven't won in a long time. It's not always an easy task.


VICE News followed Krystal to visit one of her candidates in West Virginia.

This segment originally aired Jan. 8, 2018, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.