DLCC Statement on Virginia House District 34 Special Election Victory Win by Kathleen Murphy Flips Key Bellwether from Red to Blue
WASHINGTON (January 6th, 2015) — Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Michael Sargeant released the following statement on the results of tonight's special election in Virginia House District 34, left vacant by Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock:
"I wish to congratulate Kathleen Murphy on her victory tonight in a crucial swing district in Northern Virginia," said Sargeant. "This is an important victory for Democrats, the first of many to come in the New Year. Delegate-Elect Murphy should be proud of her winning effort and the trust her constituents have placed in her."
By Ajashu Thomas on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:53pm
"How about acknowledging that the billions in tax cuts you've enacted over the last few decades haven't stimulated our economy so much as stimulated the size of the fiscal black hole in which we now find ourselves."
By Ajashu Thomas on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:06pm
"Leaders like Ira Hansen demonstrate once again how extreme and out of touch Republican state legislators have become. Nevada Republicans have now chosen an Assembly Speaker who 'proudly' flies the Confederate battle flag and complains about 'the lack of gratitude' among 'Negro leaders' for the fact that slavery has ended."
By Ajashu Thomas on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 1:42am
This has been a record-breaking year for us. We had our best fundraising year to date, recruited some of the best candidates we’ve ever seen, knocked on more doors than ever before-- but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the difficult political environment. Since 2010, Democrats have faced an unfriendly map on both national and state levels, but our successful voter turnout efforts produced important gains in the North Carolina House and defended the Iowa Senate and Kentucky House.