WASHINGTON — Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced our first 2024 battleground state investments. Building off of the momentum of not losing a single chamber in 2022, overperforming special elections by an average of six points in 2023, and sweeping the 2023 November elections, the nearly $300,000 investment will deliver critical resources to Michigan, Arizona, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, ahead of important state legislative races in 2024.
These early investments will strengthen critical infrastructure to support Democratic power-building in the states, including candidate recruitment, staff hiring, digital investments, field operations, and more.
Here’s the state-by-state breakdown:
- Michigan: $82K to the House caucus
- Arizona: $70K to the joint caucus
- New Hampshire: $50K to the House
- Pennsylvania: $30K to the House
- Wisconsin: $24K between the Assembly and Senate
- North Carolina: $15K to the House
DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“2024 is the year of the states. As we saw in Virginia and other legislative elections in 2023, early investments are often the deciding factor in who wins and loses state races. The DLCC is proud to be one of the first organizations on the ground in these states, investing early in the most important level of the ballot. These early investments are multipliers, building the infrastructure and campaign operations that will win these races next November. That’s why the DLCC is already committing six figures – in 2023 – to set the foundation needed to flip key chambers and break supermajorities in 2024. Today’s announcement is just one of many more to come.”
“Make no mistake: the DLCC is poised to carry momentum from 2022 and 2023 to make next year the most important year for state legislatures yet. Everything is on the line, and we stand ready to win state legislative races and build Democratic power across the country.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.