Last year, we expanded our platform to bring the power of crowdfunding to state legislative candidates. Today, it’s finally time to start rolling out a series of slates highlighting states where women can make the difference in flipping critical seats this year, up and down the ballot.
Our first: Pennsylvania. Democrats can flip 6 House seats, protect a Democratic governor, and break GOP supermajorities in both state legislative chambers. We can do that — and bust up PA’s all-male Congressional delegation — by making sure women win.
- Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6): This district went from lean-D to solid-D after redistricting, and incumbent GOP Rep. Ryan Costello is retiring.
- Susan Wild (PA-7): This district went from solid-R to lean-D after redistricting—and incumbent GOP Rep. Charlie Dent is also retiring.
- Katie Muth (State Senate-44): Katie is taking on an incumbent in this district that went to Hillary by a slim .2 points in 2016.
- Maria Collett (State Senate-12): This GOP-held seat is open—and it swung Democratic by 5 points in 2016.
- Tina Davis (State Senate-6): Democratic support actually dipped by 6 points in this GOP-held seat in 2016. But it still leans our way.
- Helen Tai (State House-178): Helen just flipped this seat in a special election 2 weeks ago, but we need her to hold on in a district that leans slightly right.
- Carolyn Comitta (State House-156): Carolyn is the incumbent in this tossup district that swung left by 12 points in 2016.
- Sara Johnson Rothman (State House-151): Sara is going up against a Republican incumbent in this district that also swung to Hillary by double digits in 2016.
It’s becoming clearer by the day: Women are overperforming in elections this year — and are the key to flipping seats. We have to make sure they continue the trend, so we can take back Congress, stop the Trump agenda in Washington and build Democratic power in the states.
We’ll roll out our next state slates after the June primaries finish. Keep an eye out.