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The Latest News

  • State of the States (Week of March 28th, 2016)

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded tonight’s Democratic special election win in the Maine state Senate. On Tuesday, Maine Democrat Susan Deschambault won the special election in Senate District 32 with 57 percent of the vote. This victory comes on the heels of a series of special election successes in Kentucky and strong Democratic performances in competitive regions in last fall’s legislative general elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

  • State of the States (Week of March 21st, 2016)

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    Arizona earned a reputation as a laboratory to experiment with some of the country’s most extreme anti-immigrant laws imagined long before Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump entered the scene. The candidate simply re-packaged old ideas and made them mainstream.

  • The Friday Five - March 18, 2016

    Friday, March 18, 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 March 14th, 2016)

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    The purest distillation of the nation’s wars over voting rules and legislative gerrymandering is playing out in North Carolina.

    A high-profile lawsuit is taking on a voter identification law and other voting changes. There are four other suits challenging North Carolina’s congressional or state legislative districts on racial grounds. Three more allege unconstitutional gerrymandering of local races. And on March 4, a new law changing how judges are elected was struck down by a three-judge state panel.

  • The Friday Five - March 11, 2016

    Friday, March 11, 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 March 7th, 2016)

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded tonight’s Democratic special election wins in the Kentucky House of Representatives. On Tuesday, Kentucky Democrats Jeffery Taylor, Chuck Tackett, and Lew Nicholls won special elections in HD-8, HD-62, and HD-98, adding a seat to the Democratic House majority. These victories come in the wake of a series of special election successes in key districts and strong performance in competitive regions in last fall’s legislative general elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

  • Strategy Update: 2016 Special Elections

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Democratic Senator David Dutremble resigned in late January to focus on his health. A special election will be held on March 29 in Senate District 32, which encompasses parts of York County, including the towns of Biddeford, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport.

  • Kentucky Democrats Triumphant in House Special Elections

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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    March 8, 2016

  • The Friday Five - March 4, 2016

    Friday, March 4, 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 February 29th, 2016)

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    As voters go to the polls on Super Tuesday, many will be casting ballots in states that have passed strict election laws that didn’t exist during the last presidential race.