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The difference?

Perkinson said Progs should go ahead and show how they are different from Dems.

That raises the question: Do they?

Moderator Shay Totten asked the panel: How would a newcomer know which party is right for them?

Zuckerman: The platforms are very similar. Progs have helped bring Dems farther left. If you want to go farther left, support the Progs "because we''re going to move that anchor."

There are times when Democratic Party reverts to a more moderate stance, he said. If you want the Democratic Party to move farther left, join the Progs, he said.

Donovan: At Dem caucus Wednesday night she saw a lot of young new people. If you want to get involved, join Democrats to make things happen and take into consideration all factors, she said.

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