WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Democrats just won control of the House for the first time in over a decade. Despite Republicans’ structural advantages, Democrats have triumphed. The DLCC has been investing and working alongside state partners to build Democratic power in Pennsylvania for years. The RSLC named Pennsylvania a top defend target and Republicans spent over $12 million trying to hold the Pennsylvania legislature. This momentous victory marks a new era for fundamental freedoms and protecting democracy in the commonwealth and another embarrassing loss for the Republican Party.
Democrats are positioned to stop extreme Republican bills and will work closely with Governor-elect Josh Shapiro to implement Democratic priorities to move Pennsylvania forward.
“The DLCC just notched another historic victory — flipping four chambers red to blue this midterm year. Pennsylvania House Democrats beat the odds with this earth-shattering win and the Republican Party just got a taste of what a motivated electorate looks like when voting on fairer maps,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “The Pennsylvania GOP thought they would have the margins to hold their majority thanks to last decade’s rigged maps but they could not outrun their extreme platform of abortion bans and election lies. Congratulations to history-making incoming House Speaker Joanna McClinton and Pennsylvania House Democrats who will work to protect abortion access, fund public education, and build an economy that works for everyone.”
Pennsylvania was a part of the DLCC’s Path to The Majority strategy to protect Democratic power and make a play for vulnerable GOP majorities. We succeeded in Pennsylvania. Since 2016, the DLCC has dedicated resources to growing Democratic power in the statehouse in Pennsylvania, helping state partners lay the groundwork for strong campaigns across the state. This is the fourth chamber Democrats have flipped while preventing the GOP from taking a single majority, a stunning and unprecedented midterm election result.
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. This cycle, the committee raised $50 million 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.