The new Democratic National Committee created an infrastructure to support candidates up and down the ballot and organize year-round -- leading to wins in some places that would've seemed unthinkable two years ago. Here are some of the ways Democrats gained ground across the country :
- 29 House seats flipped so far -- with a good shot at flipping at least half a dozen more once all the results come in;
- Seven governors' seats flipped;
- Six legislative chambers flipped -- bringing the total number we've flipped up to seven this cycle;
- Four Republican state legislature supermajorities broken;
- In total, Democrats flipped over 290 individual state legislative races last night -- bringing our total on the cycle up to over 330!
- Four states voted to expand voting rights, including a constitutional amendment in Florida that will restore voting rights to more than 1 million people with felony records;
- Three state Supreme Court seats flipped;
- Three red states voted to expand Medicaid;
- Two states voted to raise their minimum wages;
- One U.S. Senate seat flipped -- congrats to Jacky Rosen.
And here are some of the incredible candidates who won historic victories last night:
- Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became the first African American women elected to represent Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively, in Congress
- Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women to be elected to the House
- Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are the first Latinas elected to represent Texas in the House
- Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to the House
- Jared Polis became the first openly gay governor elected in the country
None of this happened by accident -- it happened because grassroots committed people like you invested in our party and rebuilt our infrastructure at the state and local levels. That improved infrastructure paid off big time on November 6 -- and we're only getting started.