WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced our first round of 2024 battleground state investments – sending nearly $300,000 to Michigan, Arizona, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina – states that are key to preserving and building Democratic power and state infrastructure in 2024. This set of investments is one of many to come as the DLCC is laser-focused on making gains in 2024 – the year of the states – shifting the balance of power by flipping legislative chambers, and breaking Republican supermajorities in states with Democratic governors.
DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“2024 is the year of the states. As we saw in Virginia and other legislative elections in 2023, early investments are often the deciding factor in who wins and loses state races. The DLCC is proud to be one of the first organizations on the ground in these states, investing early in the most important level of the ballot. These early investments are multipliers, building the infrastructure and campaign operations that will win these races next November. That’s why the DLCC is already committing six figures – in 2023 – to set the foundation needed to flip key chambers and break supermajorities in 2024. Yesterday’s announcement is just one of many more to come.”
To read some of the articles about the DLCC’s initial investments, see below:
- “‘As we look to ’24, the impact and the necessity to pay attention to the states has never been greater. And as we think about ’24 being the year of the states and really needing to continue to build off of what we have already created there is absolutely an energy, I think there’s more attention on this ballot level than ever before,’ Heather Williams, the interim president of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), told ABC News in an interview.”
- “‘We have to build on our progress. It’s really important for us, especially if we’re in an election where President Biden is facing Donald Trump, that we still continue to understand the power that happens in states,’ said Jessica Post, the DLCC’s president emerita, who is widely credited with spearheading the charge to get Democrats to shift focus back to state elections. ‘Now that we have even more power in states, we need to hold on to that power and grow that power because of challenges that might come from the federal government,’ Post said. ‘So, it’s always going to be an important bulwark.’”
- “According to DLCC interim President Heather Williams, these investments were critical for building ‘the foundation for really strong campaign operations that are set up to maximize opportunity in the environment that they’re in.’ ‘And we will be carrying that through as we move to 2024,’ she said in an interview with The Messenger.”
- “The DLCC is counting on these early investments, plus spiking political engagement as a result of topics like abortion, to become pivotal factors in what used to be relatively sleepy races. ‘I think for a long time people felt like their state governments were about broad execution of funding measures and regulation—kind of meaty, wonky things,’ says Williams. ‘I’ve been in legislative politics my whole career. Dobbs felt like a shift on that front where that tangible nature of the impact of your state legislature became just so crystal clear.’”
- “‘The DLCC is proud to be one of the first organizations on the ground in these states, investing early in the most important level of the ballot,’ said Heather Williams, the group’s interim president. ‘These early investments are multipliers, building the infrastructure and campaign operations that will win these races next November. That’s why the DLCC is already committing six figures — in 2023 — to set the foundation needed to flip key chambers and break supermajorities in 2024. Today’s announcement is just one of many more to come.’”
- “The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Wednesday announced it would spend $70,000 in Arizona to aid in candidate recruitment for key races, hiring staff, digital investments and more. […] ‘The Republican majority in both chambers is vulnerable,’ Williams said, adding that this is only the committee’s ‘initial investment,’ as the group anticipates spending much more in 2024.”
- “Wisconsin is one of six ’battleground’ states the national Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee will pour money into ahead of the 2024 election, starting with $24,000 to be split between campaigns in the state Senate and Assembly.”
- “The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee will invest $50,000 in New Hampshire, in an effort to strengthen Democratic operations and support key state legislative House races in 2024, according to a memo obtained by WMUR. ‘New Hampshire, hands down, is one of those places where there is a vulnerable Republican majority and where Democrats have real opportunities to challenge it as we move into the 2024 election,’ DLCC interim President Heather Williams told WMUR in an interview.”
- “‘As we saw in Virginia and other legislative elections in 2023, early investments are often the deciding factor in who wins and loses state races,’ Williams said, noting that the announcement was one of many more to come. ‘The DLCC is proud to be the first organization on the ground in Pennsylvania, investing early in the most important level of the ballot.’”
- “We are 333 days out from the 2024 election and one group is ready to begin investing in several political fights. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee plans to spend close to $300,000 in 6 battleground states, including North Carolina, with $15,000 of that going to the state’s House race.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.