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Fri Dec 2, 2022, 01:41 PM Dec 2022

NC Democratic Party was asleep at the wheel in 2022. How did your state party do? [View all]

For this election cycle the North Carolina Democratic Party apparently did little to recruit candidates for the state legislature. A quick count showed that republicans won 14 seats in the state senate and 29 seats in the state house UNOPPOSED. As a comparison I checked 2020 to see if this was "normal". It is most definitely NOT normal. In 2020 democrats fielded candidates in all senate districts and all but 2 house districts. The state party's prime responsibilities are to (#1) recruit candidates and then (#2) support those candidates. As a result the GOP in NC now is one House vote away from having veto proof majorities for the next 2 years.

I saw something similar happen in 2009-2010. In 2009 the NCDP elected a vapid non-entity as state chair. In 2010 rich old white guy bought republicans majorities in the legislature; they gerrymandered the state all to hell, and we have been fighting uphill ever since. Leadership failed then and NCDP leadership failed in 2022. As the saying goes "elections have consequences", especially elections where one party is asleep at the wheel.

New, energetic leadership is definitely called for. The next set of NCDP chairs will be elected in 2023; they will be the party's leaders in 2024, and we cannot afford another election with such lackadaisical, laissez-faire "leadership". Giving away 25% of the legislature is unacceptable.

How would you rate your state party's performance in 2022?

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Fla Dem party has been comatose for decades nt Geechie Dec 2022 #1
What I think about the NCDP is best left unsaid. ms liberty Dec 2022 #2
Tease! ... but I get it :) nt Persondem Dec 2022 #34
Dr Bobbie Richardson is a nice person, but not a good leader. blm Dec 2022 #3
we worked ourselves to death, and managed to keep all our seats in yellowdogintexas Dec 2022 #4
I take it you are in Texas so that Persondem Dec 2022 #35
I feel as if the Washington party was abandoned by voters long ago. LisaM Dec 2022 #5
Probably more complicated than this ... Persondem Dec 2022 #36
Ours was firing on all cylinders. It was a blue tsunami here in Michigan. catbyte Dec 2022 #6
Ohio here. What is this "Democratic Party" you speak of? n/t LeftinOH Dec 2022 #7
LOL - Tim Ryan wasn't bad inwiththenew Dec 2022 #10
Tim Ryan didn't even try to appeal to Democrats. LisaL Dec 2022 #17
I agree AggressiveCanary Dec 2022 #32
100% true. Boomerproud Dec 2022 #25
Sounds bleak. Shame as it seems like there are votes ... Persondem Dec 2022 #37
No heavy lifting required 4Q2u2 Dec 2022 #8
Michigan A+ Kaleva Dec 2022 #9
Yes!! MI rocked it this time. nt Persondem Dec 2022 #38
WA gets a A- maxsolomon Dec 2022 #11
Pennsylvania did what it had to . . . WIN! peggysue2 Dec 2022 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author iamateacher Dec 2022 #13
Yes, you guys did good. LisaL Dec 2022 #18
we did pretty well, but we were also aided by the PA Pubs deciding to eat paint chips Amishman Dec 2022 #23
Cannot deny that, Amishman. peggysue2 Dec 2022 #33
In Minnesota, we were able to take back our state Senate, MineralMan Dec 2022 #14
Nice to hear this. nt Persondem Dec 2022 #39
I'm not entirely certain that Iowa has a state Democratic party Bettie Dec 2022 #15
Totally agree evilclown Dec 2022 #21
Exactly Bettie Dec 2022 #22
The threat to rural schools is real and yet rural Iowans voted for Reynolds anyway. SharonClark Dec 2022 #28
The Iowa Democratic Party has no real power - the power is at the county level SharonClark Dec 2022 #26
Dem US Senate candidates in NC tend to do the same ... Persondem Dec 2022 #40
Yep, they try to run up margins in cities Bettie Dec 2022 #46
Florida non-existent HAB911 Dec 2022 #16
Dems could have kept the House if California dems had worked a bit harder BlueWaveNeverEnd Dec 2022 #19
Do Dems in CA sort of take their "Blueness" for granted? nt Persondem Dec 2022 #41
yes we do..have to be more vigilante. GOP has decided school boards are the way to have influence BlueWaveNeverEnd Dec 2022 #49
New Mexico Elessar Zappa Dec 2022 #20
We flipped at least one seat in the lower House, but Ohio is becoming what Missouri is. Norbert Dec 2022 #24
In Texas, fucking lousy! ananda Dec 2022 #27
Sorry to hear that. Any idea when Latinx voters are going to step up? nt Persondem Dec 2022 #43
I'm in Florida so.................... not great. ZERO on a sale of 1 to 10 In It to Win It Dec 2022 #29
Yeah, FL has been a bit of a surprise. I had hoped FL would at least .... Persondem Dec 2022 #47
It's hard to solely say that Crist was a bad candidate In It to Win It Dec 2022 #48
NY edhopper Dec 2022 #30
Yeah, the House seats flipping just stinks. Persondem Dec 2022 #44
The Dems drew a Dem friendly map edhopper Dec 2022 #50
Illinois did great lees1975 Dec 2022 #31
Good deal IL!! Nice to have you looking more solid Blue again. nt Persondem Dec 2022 #45
We flipped the Governorship--but that was widely expected MissMillie Dec 2022 #42
I live in Maryland. PragmaticLiberal Dec 2022 #51
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