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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Today DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post lauded the incredible recruitment achievements in Virginia in the wake of the conclusion of primary candidate filing in House of Delegates races. This recent influx of new and diverse candidates in Virginia is only the most recent display of the surge of Democratic engagement and excitement surrounding state legislative elections. More than half of the 76 Democratic candidates running in 48 GOP-held seats are women.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Tonight Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post celebrated the victory of Democrat Emilio Vazquez in a special election for Pennsylvania House District 197. Vazquez prevailed in this unusual race despite being forced to run as a write-in candidate after being denied a spot on the ballot by a Republican judge.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"Everything has changed," Post said in an interview with NBC News. "It used to be an effort to persuade people to put their name on the ballot. Now, the candidates are calling us up and they're saying 'I want to run. Point me in the right direction'...They're looking at Trump and saying 'I want to do something.'"
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post led 20 groups in the first meeting of The Combine, DLCC’s recruitment table. DLCC’s Combine coordinates and streamlines efforts from across the progressive community to identify and recruit talented state legislative candidates.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post is assembling almost a dozen groups who have emerged amid the increased progressive focus on down-ballot elections in recent months.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
While President Trump and his GOP accomplices in D.C. push a reprehensible bill that would devastate working Americans’ healthcare coverage, Democrats in states across the country are moving to protect their constituents from national Republicans’ destructive schemes.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post applauded the decision in Perez v. Abbott, a suit against Texas Republican lawmakers’ unconstitutional use of racial gerrymandering that resulted in the invalidation of four congressional districts: TX-23, TX-26, TX-27, and TX 35.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a suit against Virginia Republican lawmakers’ unconstitutional use of racial gerrymandering to dilute the influence of African-American voters.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tonight Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post celebrated the victories of Democrats Dorinda Keenan Borer and Douglas McCrory in special elections for Connecticut House District 115 and Senate District 2.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The special election in Delaware Senate District 10 showcased a number of DLCC programmatic strengths. The data included in this memo help explain why this win is just the latest of many electoral victories to come for down-ballot Democrats this cycle.