To counter the flood of Republican money coming into the state, DLCC is investing to defend our New Jersey majorities
WASHINGTON — Today, the DLCC announced new investments to protect Democratic majorities in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate and to counter the Republican wave of spending we’re seeing across the Garden State along with reintroducing our spotlight candidates – our top priorities in November. With the full New Jersey legislature up in November, the DLCC stands ready to defend our majorities from an increasingly extreme and out-of-step Republican Party.
While the GOP remains focused on banning access to abortion care, attacking LGBTQ+ kids, and undermining voting rights, New Jersey Democrats are working to improve their constituents’ day-to-day lives by lowering costs and investing in their communities. These new investments and the support we’ve given the caucuses will help New Jersey Democrats protect their majorities and advance the state’s strong history of progressive policies and values.
“The DLCC does not take any majority for granted and we know Republicans are spending big to try to erode progress in states like New Jersey. That’s why we’re announcing our new investments to counter the flood of Republican spending in the state,” said interim President Heather Williams. “We aren’t taking anything for granted. The Democratic trifecta in New Jersey is what protects people from MAGA extremism and we must elect our DLCC Spotlight Candidates to maintain our majorities and keep New Jersey moving forward.”
The DLCC’s 2023 New Jersey Spotlight candidates are:
- Margie Donlon (LD-11, Assembly)
- Luanne Peterpaul (LD-11, Assembly)
- Roy Freiman (LD-16, Assembly)
- Mitchelle Drulis (LD-16, Assembly)
- Lisa Swain (LD-38, Assembly)
- Chris Tully (LD-38, Assembly)
- Vin Gopal (LD-11, Senate)
- Andrew Zwicker (LD-16, Senate)
- Joseph Lagana (LD-38, Senate)
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.