Democrats Flip Colorado State Senate from Red to Blue

Press Releases
November 6, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
Democrats Flip Colorado State Senate from Red to Blue
Democrats have a new trifecta of Democratic power in the state
WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) and Colorado Senate Democrats have flipped the Colorado State Senate from red to blue, creating a new trifecta of Democratic power with Governor-elect Jared Polis’s victory.
“Congratulations to Colorado Senate Democrats!” said DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post. “With Democrats in control of both legislative chambers, there is a huge opportunity for Colorado Democrats to lead the way on passing policies to fund public education, expand health care to rural communities, and help working families. The Colorado Senate was one of our top targets, and we look forward to seeing what Colorado Democrats will be able to achieve in the next session with a new trifecta of Democratic power.”
The DLCC relied on its political expertise, in-state partnerships, and state-of-the-art data analytics and modeling tools to create smart strategies to deliver Democratic wins.
This year Democrats ran over 5,300 candidates – the most candidates for state legislatures since 1982. Nearly half of those candidates are women, and more than 1,100 are candidates of color. The DLCC knows that when Democrats hold the majority in state legislatures, more policies are passed into law that help all Americans. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country and winning Democratic control of chambers. For over two decades, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders to invest strategically in state programs and rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up. This cycle, the DLCC held 40 trainings with more than 800 candidates and staff to prepare state Democrats for success. With the help of the DLCC, state Democrats are leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies while moving our nation forward one state at a time.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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