Democrats have been the minority party in the House since 2010, and struggled midterm after midterm to win enough congressional seats to take back control. Amid critiques of a missing message and being out of touch, Democrats are looking to win the hearts of voters in rural. To help, they’ve named Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) chairwoman of Heartland Engagement. Bustos is one just 12 democrats who won congressional seats in districts that went for Trump – and she did so beating her competitor by over 20 points. Her winning strategy? Keeping the focus on jobs and the economy and leaving controversial topics off the table. Bustos sits down with Soledad O’Brien to talk about engaging the voters in her district and why she says her party can’t be the anti-President Trump party.  

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