Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

State of the States (Week of September 28th, 2016)

"Over the past few years, major donors, national Democrats, the White House and state officials have begun organizing to win back state houses that have been dominated by Republicans since 2010.

And even as the presidential race tightens nationally, Democrats are increasingly confident the party will be able flip a significant number of state legislative chambers, riding a wave of disgust with GOP nominee Donald Trump. At least 14 state House or Senate chambers are well within reach, according to a Democratic memo circulated this week."

The Huffington Post: Some Good News For Dems For A Change: Trump Could Cost GOP A Ton Of State Legislatures

This November, eyes will be trained on state legislative races across the country as Democrats fight to regain statehouse majorities. With Donald Trump's toxicity at the top of the Republican ticket pervading down-ballot, a DLCC memo shows at least 14 state House or Senate chambers well within reach this cycle and beyond.

State of the States (Week of September 15th, 2016)

While the DLCC works to help Democrats win state legislative seats and chamber majorities across the country, they work closely in partnership with states to put a strong emphasis on field outreach and organizing. Many of these districts will be won or lost by very small margins—margins that can be drastically influenced by the power of centrally organized, volunteer based, and data-driven field strategies.

"In the same time frame" the donations occurred, Walked signed into law changes passed by the Republican-led Legislature that would have made companies like NL Industries effectively immune from compensation claims for lead paint poisoning.

State of the States (Week of September 7th, 2016)

Donald Trump’s phony prayer for the black vote at an African-American church in Detroit should not distract us from the truth. Ever since Barack Obama was elected as our first black president in 2008, the GOP-controlled state legislatures have been passing laws to block black and brown voters from voting.

In just four states are felons permanently barred from voting absent action by the governor. And in one of them, Virginia, lawmakers are considering an even more restrictive regime that would forever foreclose the possibility of redemption for tens of thousands of citizens.

State of the States (Week of August 31st, 2016)

The North Carolina voting restrictions struck down by a federal appeals court earlier this summer will remain off the books for November’s election, following a Supreme Court order on Wednesday.

The 2016 election will be a good test of whether - thanks to legal gerrymandering - the New Hampshire State Senate is a Republican fortress that can withstand most any assault at the polls.