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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:49 PM

Democrats flip 7 legislative chambers from red to blue.

WASHINGTON— With polls now closed across the United States and votes being tabulated, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced that Democrats have made important and historic gains in statehouses across the country.

“From Maine to Oregon, Democratic candidates and volunteers spent countless hours talking to their neighbors about their ideas to improve their communities, attract quality jobs, fund education, and build vital infrastructure,” said Michael Sargeant, executive director of the DLCC. “And their hard work paid off as Democrats made significant gains across the country and will take the majority in several legislative chambers.”

Democrats gained majorities in the Colorado House, Maine House and Senate, Minnesota House and Senate, New York Senate, and Oregon House. Democrats made historic gains in the Pennsylvania Senate, New Hampshire Senate, and New Hampshire House.

Despite significant spending to defeat them, Democrats held majorities in the Iowa Senate, Kentucky House, Nevada Senate, New Mexico House and Senate, Oregon Senate, Colorado Senate, and the Washington House and Senate.

“The voters have spoken, and they wants their elected leaders to focus less on ideology and more on providing practical solutions to improving their communities. Over the upcoming weeks and months the real work of governing begins, and these Democratic members of state legislatures will wake up every day committed to fighting for working families, advancing equal rights for all citizens, and making sure all taxpayers are treated fairly,” Sargeant concluded.



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:51 PM

1. THANK YOU for posting. I'm so glad to hear this TOO. We kicked but on just about every level.

And the state chambers matter too, damn it! And check this out: my state Rep. here in southern NM won by T-W-E-L-V-E votes!!! Except I heard something about provisional ballots too. Sure hope she still wins.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. This is hugely important. It's what we can do during many elections.

And it's something that has far more effect on people's lives than almost anything else political does. State legislatures are important.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:17 PM

3. Will any of those states redistrict?

There could be some real changes if that's the case.

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Response to Dem2TheCore (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:19 PM

4. Not until 2020

 

But by then, the Republicans will have ceased to exist.

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