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DLCC Announces Investment into the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Ahead of Pivotal Bucks County Special Election

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All eyes are on the majority-deciding Pennsylvania special election on February 13th

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the crucial Pennsylvania House special election in battleground, bellwether Bucks County, the DLCC today announced a $50k investment into the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. The balance of power in the House chamber rests on this Feb. 13th race, given the seat count is currently tied 101D-101R. Fundamental freedoms, including abortion access, are on the line as DLCC Spotlight Candidate Jim Prokopiak faces GOP candidate Candace Cabanas. 

Since clinching the majority in 2022, House Democrats have provided an important check on the extreme MAGA agenda of Pennsylvania’s Senate Republicans. The DLCC defended our one-seat majority through a series of high-stakes special elections last year, notching 5 wins in 2023 alone. 

Now, we turn to this pivotal special election in Bucks County, considered by many to be one of the biggest swing counties in Pennsylvania. This race will once again prove how important a single legislative seat can be for determining a majority. The DLCC’s investment today underscores our commitment to working with our partners on the ground to mount a strong campaign and continue protecting our majority through November. 

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“This race is one of the most important special elections of the year and the DLCC is all hands on deck to ensure that Jim Prokopiak emerges victorious. Everything is on the line – from control of the Speaker’s gavel to the future of fundamental freedoms like abortion access. This is a must-win race and our in-state partners need every resource possible to mount the strongest campaign possible in this notorious battleground county. We cannot allow state Republicans to regain control of both chambers and legislate Pennsylvania backward.  The stakes couldn’t be higher.”

“Pennsylvania will be a major battleground this November at all levels of the ballot and putting Democrats in the strongest possible position begins with this special election next month.”

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.

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