We defied some pretty big trends in this past election:
- For the first time in almost four decades, the winning candidate in Virginia’s governor’s race is from the same party as the president.
- For the first time in more than twenty years, we elected a Democratic mayor of New York City.
- In St. Petersburg, Florida we defeated an incumbent Republican mayor, the first time that’s happened in two decades.
- In Pasco County, Florida, we won a special election for a legislative seat that had been held by Republicans for nearly twenty years.
At one point or another, the cynics and the pundits looked at all of those races, pointed to the history, and said Democrats didn’t have much of a chance. But because supporters like you stepped up, we proved them wrong.
So when people tell you that Democrats can’t take back the 17 seats that we need to win back the House, don’t get mad — get to work and prove them wrong, as well.
Chip in $3 or more and let’s go elect a Democratic House.
If you look at Tuesday’s exit polls from Virginia — a swing state — you see an electorate that looked a lot like the one that showed up to vote for President Obama in 2012. A lot of pundits were saying that would never happen, too.
Recent polling shows Democrats up in 48 congressional races that we need to win 17 of in order to take back the House. If we can do across the country what we did in Virginia — get our Democratic coalition to show up on Election Day — we could be in for a good night next November.
But that won’t happen unless we stand together to put winning plans into action.
Chip in $3 or more to help Democrats seize this moment and invest in talent, tools, and candidates who are going to keep this momentum going:
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