DLCC Unveils “Slate of Fools” Highlighting the Worst-of-the-Worst in Republican State Legislators

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WASHINGTON — In honor of April Fool’s Day, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is rolling out its Slate of Fools, showcasing some of the worst Republican state legislators in the country. 

“We wish we were joking, but these are some actual, elected Republican officials,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “And believe me when I tell you it was hard to narrow this list down. While their records are ridiculous, it’s important to remember that their antics have real consequences for families across the country. Harmful incumbents like these are one of the biggest reasons we’re fighting to flip state legislatures from red to blue this year.”

The DLCC’s Slate of Fools includes four Republican legislators who have outdone themselves in setting a low bar for politics in their states: 

All of these notorious legislators are up for reelection this year except for Senator McCay. The Slate of Fools is just the first of many DLCC campaigns to shine a spotlight on GOP misdeeds and to hold state legislative Republicans accountable for their reprehensible behavior. 

The DLCC and state Democrats have flipped more than 430 state legislative seats and 10 chambers from red to blue since 2016. As part of its 2020 Flip Everything campaign, the DLCC plans to spend $50 million to target Republican-controlled legislatures across the country, including the Florida House, the Arizona Senate, and the Kansas Senate.

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