Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

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The Latest News

  • State of the States (Week of October 27th, 2016)

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    "But with Donald J. Trump’s stumbles raising alarms for Republicans down the ballot, Democrats hope that a resounding win at the presidential level will translate to significant gains in capitals in Minnesota, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and beyond. President Obama, who has endured gridlock in Washington as Republicans in the states took direct aim at his vision and legacy, is stepping in to assist more than 150 state legislative candidates, by far his biggest effort to bolster local Democrats since he took office."

    "Democrats are hoping for an anti-Donald Trump wave to give them more of a defense against 2018 midterms that most expect will be tough for the party if Hillary Clinton wins. With Obama’s approval rating climbing — to 57 percent in the Gallup poll out Saturday — they’re hoping that hitching themselves to the president will make the difference. He’s also expected to hit close to 60 endorsements for House races this week, taping commercials and robocalls for many of them."

  • President Obama Endorses In Key Statehouse Races

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    This week, President Barack Obama endorsed state legislative candidates across the country. Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post issued the following statement on the President’s move to highlight down-ballot elections.

  • The Friday Five - October 21st, 2016

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

  • State of the States (Week of October 20th, 2016)

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    "Donald Trump's faltering campaign and the open warfare it's triggered within his party are bound to hurt other Republican candidates. The question is, how much? Democrats went into this election cycle optimistic about taking back some of the many legislative chambers they lost in 2010 and 2014. Trump's problems give them a real chance. 'We certainly think we'll take back these rented chambers,' said Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), referring to the legislative bodies taken by Republicans in 2014 in Democratic-leaning states like Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire and Washington state."

    "With gridlock in Washington, states increasingly are where policies are adopted on major issues such as gun rights, marijuana use, minimum wages and the regulation of businesses in the new economy, such as ride-sharing services and online fantasy sports. Also at stake is redistricting control. The party that controls legislatures and governorships during the 2020 Census will have the upper hand in redrawing congressional and state legislative districts in those states. Controlling those boundaries can ensure a political advantage for the next decade."

  • The Friday Five - October 14th, 2016

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

  • DLCC Essential Races 2016: Round 3

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    DLCC’s 2016 Essential Races highlight some of this year’s most exciting candidates in some of our most crucial legislative districts; the final Essential Races installment features 22 contests, bringing the total Essential Races list to 52 exciting candidates.

  • DLCC Releases Final, Expanded Installment of 2016 Essential Races

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    DLCC’s 2016 Essential Races highlight some of this year’s most exciting candidates in some of our most crucial legislative districts; the final Essential Races installment features 22 contests, bringing the total Essential Races list to 52 exciting candidates.

  • DLCC Calls on GOP State Leaders to Disavow Trump

    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post decried the failure of Republican legislative leaders in statehouses around the country to denounce their party’s presidential nominee now that his degrading comments and casual advocacy of sexual assault have come to light.

  • The Friday Five - October 7th, 2016

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

  • DLCC Expands List of 2016 Essential Races

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    DLCC’s 2016 Essential Races highlight some of this year’s most exciting candidates in some of our most crucial legislative districts; the second Essential Races installment features 15 candidates from ten states.