DLCC: Democrats Gain 170 Seats in Legislative Elections (with a few still undecided)
Marta and I donated more to Democrats by far than ever before in the last 2 years. We also subscribed to several lesser known sources for left leaning news etc. The DLCC called 2 weeks ago. Must have bought our name from a list. Anyway we kicked in. Here is the first post about the results.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2012
Democrats Gain 170 Seats in Legislative Elections
WASHINGTON—The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced today that an analysis of state legislative elections resulted in Democrats netting a total gain of 170 seats in legislative chambers across the country.
“From Maine to Hawaii, Democratic candidates simply did a better job talking to voters and addressing issues that are important to working families,” said Michael Sargeant, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. “The voters have spoken, and they have decided that they prefer Democrats’ approach of solving problems versus the Republican approach of attacking middle class families.”
Just weeks before the election, national Republicans expressed confidence in winning multiple chambers and even expressed certainty that some heavily-contested chambers would remain under Republican control. Instead, Democrats won new majorities in the Colorado House, Maine House, Maine Senate, Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate, New Hampshire House, New York Senate and Oregon House; gained super-majorities in the California Assembly, California Senate, Illinois House and Illinois Senate; and gained seats in 40 chambers that were up for election on Tuesday.
“These numbers reflect an amazing effort of candidates talking to voters, volunteers giving countless hours talking to their neighbors, and people coming together to improve their communities, invest in education, and grow quality jobs in their states,” Sargeant concluded.