The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced Wednesday that it was forming a “federal advisory council” with eight Democratic federal legislators in an effort to select the party’s candidates on the ballot.
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“At a time when Republicans are using their majorities to pass restrictive voter suppression laws, dangerous abortion bans, and spending taxpayer money to re-start a long-established election, the importance of state legislatures it has come to the fore, “council members said in a collective statement.
The news comes after Democrats running in the Virginia House of Delegates elections suffered a series of losses in out-of-year state elections earlier this month.
Republicans currently lead with control over 52 districts, while Democrats have 48 and two races are heading for the recount. The recounts will likely determine whether control of the chamber will be divided or whether Republicans will have a majority.
The Republican State Leadership Committee touted its association with America Rising, a national Republican organization, in part because of its victories in Virginia. The two groups worked together specifically for the first time to track a series of Democratic state delegate candidates across the Commonwealth.
Heading into 2022, Democrats say they face headwinds in state legislative races. The Republican Party currently controls 54 percent of the state legislative seats in the United States, while the Democrats control 45 percent of the seats.