WASHINGTON — Results are in from South Carolina’s special election and Democrats flipped a state House seat from red to blue in Trump-won HD-115. The seat has been held by Republicans since 2010. Attorney and Folly Beach city manager Spencer Wetmore’s victory is another warning sign to Republicans that Democrats are on the offense everywhere — even in traditionally red states.
This win adds to a long list of red to blue flips in Trump-won districts, most recently in Mitch McConnell’s backyard, and is a clear sign of momentum for Democrats heading into 2020.
“Spencer Wetmore won her race thanks to a great campaign and voters’ rejection of the GOP’s agenda,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “By flipping this seat from red to blue, Spencer is giving Democrats more power in the chamber’s policymaking process. Her win sends a clear message to Republicans that Democrats have momentum going into the final stretch of the 2020 cycle. This red to blue flip coming on the heels of a Democratic flip in a Kentucky Trump-won district should worry Senator Lindsey Graham and the rest of the GOP.”
Since Trump’s election, the DLCC has flipped more than 450 seats and 10 chambers red to blue. Earlier this year, the DLCC announced its $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign to win legislative majorities across the country this year.