The Democratic Party’s comeback begins with key gubernatorial races in 2017 and 2018.
“We all woke up over the past few years to the realization that Republicans beat us at the state and local level, and that that had far-reaching consequences for our numbers in the House.” -Former Rep. Steve Israel
Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed the Virginia GOP’s latest attack on women’s healthcare. Democratic governors are the firewall against GOP policies aimed at defunding Planned Parenthood and restricting women’s rights.
Gov. Jay Inslee takes another firm stance against the Trump Administration: repealing the Affordable Care Act “would hurt thousands” in Washington.
“Health care is a right, health care is a reality, health care is improving in the state of Washington. 750,000 Washingtonians are involved in this battle and we’re not going to go down without a fight because Washington state people deserve... View details ⇨
Republicans’ “collective unpopularity” in New Jersey will be a drag on their gubernatorial candidates. The New Jersey gubernatorial race is an opportunity to stand against Trump and rebuke Chris Christie’s failed leadership.
DGA Executive Director, Elisabeth Pearson is at the forefront of the Democratic fight. With 38 gubernatorial races over the next two years, electing Democratic governors will determine the future of redistricting and the Democratic party for the next decade.
“You could call us a bulwark against Trumpism. You could call us a beacon of light in darkness. You could call us a sanctuary for a variety of people who might be otherwise victims of instability that comes out of the White House” - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee