The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) works to win state legislative seats and chambers for Democrats.
The DLCC's mission is to build and maintain winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees through a continuing partnership with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters. Since its inception in 1994, the DLCC has been an integral part of the success that Democrats have had winning at the legislative level and has worked to protect and pick up legislative chambers and seats in states across the country.
The DLCC employs state-specific strategies -- working with national and local partners to enable Democratic legislators to win in all regions of the country.
Our political directors work with legislators, caucus directors, and allies in each state. We develop state-specific strategies, working with national and local partners to enable Democratic legislators to win in all regions of the country.
We help give them access to tools like polling, communications, research, and online fundraising. Many of these basic political resources are too expensive for state legislative races, so providing an economy of scale and making them accessible is a huge advantage for our side.
We're unique in that we don't dictate the message. We recruit strong candidates who know their districts well, and we encourage them to run on local messages. We work with leaders and staff in each state to develop an effective messaging operation.
The DLCC and state legislative Democrats made net gains in state legislatures across the country in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012.