WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Democratic party’s rebranding effort after losing the 2016 election (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

House and Senate Democrats are offering a retooled message and populist agenda, promising to working Americans “someone has your back.”

Democrats gathered at Rose Hill Park in Berryville, Virginia, to unveil their new slogan of “A Better Deal.” They intentionally traveled outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said Monday, “American families deserve a better deal.”

Joining him were House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and rank-and-file Democrats from the House and Senate.


6:10 a.m.

Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don’t know what the party stands for. So they’re trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.

It’s called “A Better Deal” and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They’re intentionally traveling outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, along with other top House and Senate Democrats, are making the presentation after months of internal debate.