WASHINGTON — In tonight’s special elections, Democrats flipped two state Senate seats from red to blue, further solidifying Democratic control in the state. John Velis, a veteran and lifelong resident of the district, won in SD 2nd Hampden & Hampshire — a seat that has been held by a Republican for over 25 years. In SD Plymouth & Barnstable, Susan Moran, a longtime public servant in her community, won her race against a radical, Trump-loyal Republican. These victories leave the GOP with just four seats in Massachusetts’ upper chamber.
“As the GOP moves further to the radical right, voters continue to reject their extreme agenda,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “By flipping two seats red to blue, Susan Moran and John Velis have grown the Democratic majority in the state Senate, giving Democrats the numbers they need to continue their great work in Massachusetts. Their wins send a message to Republicans that Democrats are energized and ready to win all across the country this year.”
The DLCC has flipped 10 chambers and more than 440 state legislative seats since Donald Trump’s election. The DLCC is on complete offense in 2020 and plans to spend $50 million in its “Flip Everything” campaign to target more than a dozen Republican-held chambers across the country.