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DLCC Announces New Races To Watch In 2018

Press Releases
July 25, 2018
Alexandra Weinroth
DLCC Press Secretary
[email protected]
DLCC Announces New Races To Watch In 2018
WASHINGTON — After releasing its Flip Everything initiative outlining the 17 seats Democrats need to win in order to flip eight legislative chambers this November, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is highlighting additional state Democrats running this fall on its Spotlight Races page.
Today, DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post highlighted another 35 candidates from eight states who are running to expand the Democrats’ blue wall against Trump’s extremist agenda in places like Georgia, Montana, North Dakota, and beyond.
“As we continue to shatter our previous records in candidate recruitment and fundraising, the DLCC is already on the ground in targeted states nationwide, working with our legislative leaders, caucuses, and partners to defend Democratic values and lead our nation forward,” said Post. “Our Spotlight Races page has helped bring national attention to our candidates running in critical races across the country, and we look forward to helping them win seats and gain more majorities. By fighting for fundamental values like equal pay, affordable and accessible health care no matter where you live, gun safety reforms, free and fair elections, and a quality public education, the DLCC and Democratic state legislators continue to advocate for an America where everyone can thrive.”
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 YorkNew 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
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Alexandra Weinroth at [email protected].
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