FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 6, 2018CONTACT:Mara SloanDLCC Communications Director[email protected]
Missouri Special Election Victory Marks 35th Seat To Flip From Red To Blue
The DLCC celebrates the election of Democrat Mike Revis in Missouri HD-97
WASHINGTON — Tonight Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post celebrated Democratic state Representative-elect Mike Revis’s victory in the legislative special election for Missouri House District 97.
Revis carried the election, winning by 3 points (52% of the vote) in a district that Trump won by 28 points in 2016. Tonight’s performance marked a 31-point vote swing in this district from the 2016 presidential election.
“Representative-elect Mike Revis’s victory tonight will undoubtedly send another shockwave through the GOP as we continue to run the best candidates focused on addressing local issues and improving their neighbors’ quality of life,” said Post. “The DLCC continues to be impressed by our dedicated and talented slate of candidates, who have stepped up to run in these precedent-setting special elections.”
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 35 contested 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
, New York
, New Hampshire
, 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 races.dlcc.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected]