DLCC Adds New Races To Watch in 2018

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June 20, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
DLCC Adds New Races To Watch in 2018
November elections present the DLCC with opportunities to continue win streak
WASHINGTON — Since the 2016 election, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s (DLCC) expertise and fifty-state strategy have produced monumental wins nationwide, including flipping 44 legislative seats and an entire chamber from Republican to Democratic control.
Today, DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post announced the committee is highlighting several more critical 2018 midterm races on its Spotlight Races page. This group of Democrats to know include candidates running in critical battleground states such as Colorado, Florida, and Iowa.
“As the DLCC continues to help set record candidate recruitment numbers and excitement for our level of the ballot grows, the DLCC is already on the ground in targeted states nationwide, working with our legislative leaders and partners to defend Democratic values and lead our nation forward,” said Post. “Since President Trump was elected, the DLCC and state Democrats have flipped 44 seats and an entire chamber from red to blue. Our Spotlight Races page has helped bring national attention to our candidates running in critical races across the country.
“We are proud to stand with these dedicated Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in November, and with all of our candidates who have stepped up to run and grow the resistance at the state level. By fighting for Democratic values such as equal pay, affordable and accessible health care, equality, and a quality public education, the DLCC and the Democratic Party continue to advocate for an America where all families can thrive. Democrats are only 17 seats away from flipping eight chambers this November, and the DLCC is fired up and ready to win.”
State Democrats to know:
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, which has led to Democrats flipping 44 seats since Trump’s inauguration. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Missouri, PennsylvaniaNew YorkMassachusetts, ConnecticutNew HampshireKentuckyFlorida, Minnesota, and elsewhere, while also leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at races.dlcc.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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