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DLCC Flips Senate Seat in Missouri

Press Releases


June 5, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]202.449.6740
DLCC Flips Senate Seat in Missouri
WASHINGTON — Tonight in Missouri, Senator-elect Lauren Arthur won the special election for Senate District 17, flipping the seat from red to blue in a district where Trump won by nearly five points in 2016. Her win marks 42 flips from red to blue since Trump was elected.
“Congratulations to Senator-elect Lauren Arthur on this incredible win tonight,” said DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post. “Missouri voters made their voices heard – they are ready to send someone to Jefferson City who will put people before politics and advocate for better access to affordable health care, investing in education, and growing the economy by supporting workers who deserve fair wages and good benefits. The DLCC looks forward to continuing our work with Missouri state Democrats to win more seats in November.”
Arthur was featured as one of the DLCC’s Spotlight Races. A Kansas City native, she was a middle school teacher and serves as a Regional Director for Urban Leaders Fellowship. She was first elected to the Missouri State House in 2014. The DLCC invested $25,000 in this special election and worked with the campaign to create a strategic field outreach program that included knocking on more than 51,000 doors and making more than 154,000 phone calls in only two months.
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 42 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 PennsylvaniaNew YorkMassachusetts, ConnecticutNew HampshireKentuckyFlorida, MinnesotaMissouri, 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 Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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