118 Progressive Majority Candidates Won on Nov. 6!
Progressive Majority had more than 200 candidates on the ballot on Nov. 6 and your support helped 56% of them win election!
From the re-election of President Obama, to the election of Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate, to voters standing for marriage equality in four states, we have a lot to celebrate.
Those national wins will grip the headlines for days, but, as you and I know, states hold enormous power and are where most of the laws that go into effect get made. Thanks to your support, we made significant progress there too! Democrats picked up control of eight state legislative chambers: Minnesota and Maine state house and senate; New York state senate; and the Colorado, New Hampshire and Oregon state house.
That’s not all. We made gains in many other states, including these in other Progressive Majority target states: ended Republican super-majorities in the Florida house and senate and in the Ohio house; narrowed the Republican majority in the Michigan house by at least half (we now have a real shot of flipping that chamber in 2014); and reduced the Republican majority in the Pennsylvania house and senate.
Progressive Majority congratulates all of our 2012 winners who share a vision for moving America forward. And we celebrate these incredible statistics:
- 56% of our LGBT candidates won
- 54% of our union member candidates won
- 68% of our candidate of color won
- 60% of our women candidates won
- 53% of our candidates under the age of 35 won
Throughout the country, and even in places where it looked like Republicans had locked-in permanent majorities, our candidates broke through. Voters embraced a progressive agenda that promotes economic fairness and opportunity, stands up for women's rights and celebrates the diversity of our country. At a time when we face real challenges, America joined the chorus, "We’re all in this together."
Together, we made history on Tuesday - and it’s clear that Americans are ready to move forward and follow a new, more hopeful path. Our job now is to get back to work recruiting progressive champions to run in 2013 and beyond. We will continue to prove that strong candidates with solid progressive messages do win—and, when they do, we will move America forward.
Recruitment for 2013 is already underway…recruitment for 2014 starts today!