DLCC Announces Major Milestone in Virginia

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October 26, 2017
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
DLCC Announces Major Milestone in Virginia
Candidates for Virginia House of Delegates surpass 1 million doors mark
WASHINGTON — Today DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post shared news from the ground in Virginia: State legislative candidates, their staff, and thousands of volunteers have knocked on more than 1 million doors and made over 500,000 calls to voters this year alone.
“This is a big milestone moment for Virginia Democrats and our candidates for the House of Delegates,” said Post. “The DLCC made sure to invest early in Virginia, so that campaigns could hire the field staff needed to start implementing strong field operations and reach voters as soon as possible. We’ve been helping campaigns access the data, trainings, and strategic advice they need to be successful on the ground. We’re seeing a groundswell of support and optimism from candidates and volunteers all over the country, and we ready to keep that momentum going through Election Day on Nov. 7 and into 2018.”
The DLCC continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2017 and 2018 in statehouses nationwide. Since Trump’s inauguration, Democrats have successfully flipped eight legislative seats from red to blue and overperformed in the vast majority of legislative special elections. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Iowa, Delaware, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. The DLCC looks forward to continuing its support of Democrats in Virginia, New Jersey, Washington, and beyond as they build on Democrats’ winning momentum heading into the 2018 elections. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at races.dlcc.org.
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