WASHINGTON — Democrats won a special election in Massachusetts last night, successfully flipping a state House seat that Republicans have held since before Lincoln was president. In a clear backlash to the continued radicalization of the GOP, Essex voters decided to send a Democrat to the statehouse for the first time in over 150 years. Representative-elect Jamie Belsito will continue her fight for working families in the legislature and help deliver for her community.
“Massachusetts voters rejected the increasingly divisive and radical politics of the Republican Party last night,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Congratulations to Representative-elect Jamie Belsito on this important victory. This major upset shows that the Republican Party is out of touch and continues to alienate voters. But make no mistake, Democrats across the country are stepping up to the plate and showing that they are willing to fight and deliver for their constituents.”
Representative-elect Jamie Belsito will join a Democratic caucus that has continually delivered for people across the Bay State. Democrats in the legislature have led the charge on climate action by implementing vital greenhouse gas reduction benchmarks, enforcing accountability for utility providers, and enacting environmental justice measures. They have also been at the forefront of the fight to protect abortion rights and passing criminal justice reform over previous sessions.