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Trump’s Most Extreme MAGA Republican Allies Are Serving in State Legislatures

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RELEASE: Trump’s Most Extreme MAGA Republican Allies Are Serving in State Legislatures

WASHINGTON — Following Donald Trump’s landslide Super Tuesday victories that all but guarantee he’s the next GOP presidential nominee, along with Nikki Haley suspending her Presidential campaign, it’s important to remember that many of Trump’s most extreme and loyal followers are currently serving in state legislatures across the country. From participating in the January 6th insurrection to endorsing Trump’s 2024 bid for president, MAGA legislative Republicans are hellbent on destroying democracy and pulling our country backward – and unfortunately, they have the numbers to do just that. 

At least 392 sitting state legislators from at least 12 states have endorsed Trump’s 2024 campaign for president so far, increasing the stakes for the 2024 state legislative elections. As we look to our top battleground states where the DLCC is heavily invested, defeating MAGA Republicans is a top priority. There are at least 50 state legislators from Michigan who have endorsed Trump, at least 23 from Arizona, and at least 12 from New Hampshire. Not only that – 15 state legislators who are currently in office were in D.C. on January 6th and hundreds more supported later efforts led by then-President Trump to challenge or overturn the 2020 election results. 

These Trump loyalists and die-hards would be a rubber stamp on Trump’s dangerous agenda, and they must be defeated to ensure MAGA priorities aren’t enacted in the states. That’s why the DLCC is all hands on deck to protect our Democratic majorities, flip vulnerable Republican chambers, and make inroads in red territory where toxic GOP supermajorities are passing MAGA policies. With fundamental freedoms like abortion access, democracy, and LGBTQ+ rights on the line, we can’t let MAGA Republicans take our country backward. 

Here are some of Trump’s most extreme MAGA Republicans, whose power and influence in the states must be countered by Democrats:

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“As Donald Trump solidifies his control of the Republican Party, we can’t lose sight of the hundreds of MAGA Trump loyalists serving in legislatures across the country who pose a direct threat to our communities and our democracy. These MAGA die-hards will stop at nothing to advance  Trump’s dangerous agenda, even as he careens more and more towards becoming a hardline dictator.

“From pushing for a nationwide abortion ban to destroying the foundation of our democracy, a Trump presidency would be supported and enacted by his allies in state legislatures. The DLCC is sounding the alarm on the dangers of a united MAGA front at the national and state level, and we are laser-focused on defeating MAGA loyalists in state legislatures. The future of our country depends on electing state Democrats who are committed to protecting fundamental freedoms and putting a check on hard-right extremism.”

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.

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