WASHINGTON — With the Nevada Assembly breaking for Democrats, Democrats have officially defended all of their majorities in this midterm year for the first time since at least 1934 and likely ever. In light of this news, DLCC President Jessica Post released the following statement:
“Despite being under-recognized and under-resourced, the DLCC has been investing in state Democratic power over the decade, and now that work is paying off for the American people. Not only have we defended every single Democratic majority — which is unprecedented in a midterm year for the party in power — we’ve also made gains across the country and flipped legislatures red to blue in Minnesota and Michigan. This historic feat should humble the GOP in state legislatures — they thought they could attack abortion rights and fundamental freedoms and not face any backlash. The American people just proved them wrong.”
With results still pouring in, Democratic gains in state legislatures are on track to have the most substantial wins for the party of the midterms. The DLCC crafted and implemented its Path to The Majority strategy to protect Democratic power in Colorado, Maine, Nevada, and New Mexico while making a play for vulnerable GOP majorities in places like Michigan and in the Minnesota Senate. From early on, the DLCC was laser-focused on building party infrastructure and invested resources across these states, helping state partners lay the groundwork for strong campaigns across the country.
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. This cycle, the committee raised $50 million to elect state Democrats across the country. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.