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Opinion: The secret to ensuring Democrats keep winning

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: The sun rises over the US Capitol on December 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump signed the Relief Bill and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rep. Josh Harder writes that if Democrats want to win -- particularly against the most extreme of Republican candidates -- then they need to make the case that government can, if used properly, actually help American families.

(CNN)At this point you've probably heard about the far-right Republican who trafficked in conspiracy theories and bigoted tropes on social media.

You may well be thinking of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the House Republican recently stripped of her committee assignments for her threatening and patently false statements, but I'm talking about my opponent this past fall, Republican Ted Howze.

We gave Republicans an outsized set of wins in the House this past election because we didn't effectively prove we could fix people's problems.

The best response to the chaos and the division of the last four years is not just watching former President Trump leaving office in disgrace but showing people what competent governance looks like.

So I brought a taxidermied swamp rat to the floor of Congress, found Republicans also facing the same issue and made our state eligible under the Nutria Eradication and Control Act to receive federal funding for eliminating them.

This work isn't necessarily the most glamorous, nor does it grab the most headlines, but it's what actually helps my district and my community.

Only by doing this work, by showing rather than telling what government can accomplish, can we reset our politics and move past those who want to drag us down to the darkest corners of the internet.

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