Is it too early to be thinking about the 2016 presidential race?
Perhaps, but along with some familiar names like Hillary Rodham Clinton, there is an emerging crop of Democrats whose careers will be worth following. By getting to know this next generation, we can get a sense of where the national political landscape is heading.
Here, National Journal compiles a list of rising party stars and old hands who may breathe new life into the Democratic Party.
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