Democrats hold their ground in the face of steep GOP investments
WASHINGTON – Democrats have officially won more than enough seats to retain majorities in both chambers of the New Jersey legislature, protecting a key governing trifecta for Democrats and ensuring continued progress in the Garden State for the new year.
Republicans worked hard to stop these majorities, targeting the state and spending big to buy their way into races across the state. However, the dollars that Republicans pumped in were no match for voters who soundly rejected MAGA extremism at the polls across the state and welcomed Democratic leadership back with enthusiasm.
The Democratic majorities in New Jersey have a long record of delivering for the people of the Garden State on issues ranging from economic opportunity and growing the middle class to protecting fundamental rights and freedoms. Across the country, state Democrats are working to improve their constituents’ day-to-day lives by lowering costs and investing in their communities while Republicans have focused on banning access to abortion care, attacking LGBTQ+ kids, and undermining voting rights.
New Jersey voters siding with Democrats tonight is a clear rebuke of Republican priorities.
DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“Republicans ramped up their spending in New Jersey this year but fell far short of meaningful gains. The people of New Jersey know that Democratic leadership means protecting the fundamental freedoms and delivering policies to provide economic opportunities and grow the middle class. As the GOP becomes increasingly out-of-step with voters, the Democratic majorities that were re-elected tonight will continue to move their state forward.”
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.