DLCC Announces Ohio Spotlight Candidates

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced its slate of Spotlight candidates in Ohio, where the first presidential debate will be held in a few short hours. This year, Democrats have a chance to flip seats in the Senate and break the GOP supermajority in the House, needing just two seats to put a dent in the GOP’s stronghold on the General Assembly. 

“Despite Republican gerrymandering, Democrats have a unique opportunity to make strategic gains in Ohio this year,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “The GOP has failed the people of Ohio, and voters have had enough. Our incredible Spotlight candidates are exemplary leaders and community advocates who will fight for their districts and help us flip seats in the Senate and break the Republican supermajority in the House.”

Ohioans deserve better than what the GOP has to offer. Republicans in the legislature have been steeped in scandal for the last several years, with GOP House Speaker Larry Householder most recently being forced to step down after he was arrested and charged with bribery and money-laundering. Householder’s pay-to-play scandal is just the latest of a long string of Republican corruption.

Here are the DLCC’s Spotlight candidates who will help Democrats make gains in Ohio:

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the official Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Earlier this year, the DLCC announced its $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign, an unprecedented effort to win legislative majorities across the country. Since Donald Trump’s election, the DLCC and state partners have flipped more than 450 seats and 10 chambers from red to blue.