Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

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The Latest News

  • DLCC Continues Series of Special Election Victories

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post applauded tonight’s New York legislative special election wins. Democrat Christine Pellegrino flipped Assembly District 9, adding another seat to Democrats’ sizable majority in the chamber and becoming the second red-to-blue pickup of the Trump era. Democrat Brian Benjamin won the special election in Senate District 30, giving Democrats a majority in the 63-seat chamber.

  • DLCC Celebrates Another Special Election Win

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post applauded Democrat Edie DesMarais on her success in flipping a Republican seat into the Democratic column in a New Hampshire House special election. Not only did DesMarais move this seat from Republican to Democratic hands, but she also outperformed Hillary Clinton’s November numbers in the Carroll 6 District by almost 8 points.

  • DLCC Announces New Hires, Roles for 2018-2020 Fight

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post announced significant staff and capacity expansions as the organization prepares to expand Democratic power in statehouses and flip legislative chambers in the upcoming election cycles.

  • DLCC Announces Record-Breaking Recruitment in Virginia

    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.

  • DLCC Celebrates Yet Another Special Election Victory

    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.

  • DLCC Convenes Inaugural Session of Candidate Recruitment Table

    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. 

  • DLCC Convenes Progressive Down-Ballot Strategy Session

    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. 

  • DLCC Lauds Texas Anti-GOP Gerrymandering Ruling

    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.

  • DLCC Applauds Anti-GOP Gerrymandering SCOTUS Ruling

    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.

  • DLCC Racks Up Even More Special Election Wins

    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.