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  • GOP Failing to Recruit Women Candidates for 2014

    Republicans are once again failing to deliver a diverse set of candidates for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections, while Democrats are busy growing an already diverse slate. In particular, a DLCC analysis of early-filing states shows that the GOP is lagging behind in recruiting female candidates, with some states actually running fewer Republican women than in 2012.  In a release accompanying the analysis, DLCC Executive Director Michael Sargeant noted:

  • DLCC in the News: Minimum Wage Fight Gaining Momentum in States

    Just hours ahead of the State of the Union address, it has become clear that President Obama will issue an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, underscoring the urgency of nationwide action on the issue. In 30 states, Democratic legislators have already begun work to increase minimum wages. DLCC Executive Director Michael Sargeant recently spoke with AP about the increasing push for action on the issue.

  • DLCC statement on Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds

    The following is a statement from Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee executive director Michael Sargeant on the tragic events in Bath County.

  • Democrats' voting rights agenda advances across the country

    2013 may be remembered as the year that Democratic efforts to protect and expand voting rights re-asserted themselves.  In just the past few weeks, Democratic legislation has advanced in at least four states - California, Oregon, Colorado, and Maryland - that would remove significant barriers to voting while protecting the integrity of our elections.

    Republicans in all four states, naturally, oppose the efforts.