WASHINGTON — Michigan Democrats just flipped enough seats to win control of the Michigan House for the first time since 2008. The DLCC identified the Michigan House as a top target early last year, and invested in the state to lay the groundwork to flip this critical chamber. Republicans spent millions working to defend their majority in the House and came up short. Michiganders from all across the state rebuffed MAGA Republicans and the fringe policies they represent. Voting on fairer maps for the first time in decades, Michiganders turned out in droves to preserve democracy and protect reproductive rights.
Democrats have secured a crucial victory for Governor Whitmer and her ability to protect the well-being of the people of Michigan.
A Democratic majority in the House will not only help block unpopular abortion bans, bolster public education, and cut costs for families, but will protect elections from future MAGA attacks as a key state on the path to the presidency.
“After spending years trying to eviscerate public education budgets, ban abortion, and overturn elections, Michigan Republicans got what they deserved,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Voters from all across the state came out in droves for state Democrats, letting the Republican Party know loud and clear that the majority of Michiganders won’t stand for MAGA extremism. The new Democratic majority is ready to get to work addressing the issues that matter most to the people of Michigan and their families.”
Michigan was a crucial target in the DLCC’s Path to The Majority strategy to protect Democratic power and make a play for vulnerable GOP majorities. The DLCC invested nearly $2 million in Michigan this cycle, helping state partners lay the groundwork for strong campaigns across the state. Meanwhile, the modern MAGA GOP remains fundamentally out of step with the people of Michigan, and this result is a resounding confirmation of that.
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. This cycle, the committee raised $50 million at its fastest pace ever to elect state Democrats across the country. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.