DLCC Celebrates Critical Victory For The Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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The DLCC’s historic investment in this race pays off as voters elect Daniel McCaffery

WASHINGTON – Democrat Daniel McCaffery just won a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, shoring up Democrats’ majority on the bench and ensuring that fundamental freedoms will remain protected by the state’s highest court. 

As a leader in the fight to build state power for Democrats, the DLCC recognized the importance of this race early on and made a historic six-figure investment this fall to support our partners and lay the groundwork for victory.  

Similar to the high-profile Supreme Court race in Wisconsin earlier this year, the partisan makeup of this court is consequential for representation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, voting rights, and other matters that will shape the future of the commonwealth. Electing Daniel McCaffery to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will ensure abortion rights and voting rights are better protected and that the legislative redistricting process remains fair and balanced.

DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement: 

“Cycle-over-cycle, we have been investing in Pennsylvania to build Democratic power in this critical battleground state. Last year, we flipped the Pennsylvania House blue, and this year we’ve helped defend this critical seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Justice McCaffery will soon start a decade-long term on the bench and the commonwealth will be stronger for his service. Building power in the states requires groups like the DLCC and our partners to capitalize on every opportunity to defend our progress and mobilize to win key races.”

“Both chambers in Pennsylvania are on our target map for 2024, and we look forward to continuing to lead in this fight.” 

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.