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Once Again, State Democrats Sweep Special Elections

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December 6, 2017
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
Once Again, State Democrats Sweep Special Elections
DLCC announces victories in California, Georgia, and Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON — Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Jessica Post announced more coast to coast victories for state Democrats. The recent victories come only a month after state Democrats saw widespread victories in the November 7 elections, flipping more than a dozen seats from red to blue.
State Democrats celebrated victories in the West with Assemblywoman-elect Wendy Carrillo’s win in California, in the Northeast with Representative-elect Jeanne McNeill’s victory in Pennsylvania, and in the South with multiple wins in the Georgia State House and Senator-elect Jen Jordan’s victory – which also broke Republicans’ supermajority in the state’s upper legislative chamber.
“Congratulations to our newly elected state Representatives and state Senators,” said Post. “In this critical time in our nation, it is imperative that voters use the power of the ballot box to take a stand against extremism and right-wing attacks on our values. Later this week at the DLCC’s Emerging Leaders’ Forum, I look forward to meeting with leading state Democrats to talk about our successes in 2017 and the DLCC’s plan to build on our winning momentum heading into the 2018 midterms and lay the groundwork for success ahead of crucial 2020 redistricting.”
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 33 contested seats in 2017 alone. 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 Washington, Virginia, Oklahoma, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. 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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