Aug 26, 2020

The Nation

Democrats Are Winning Their Fight for State Legislatures

For at least four decades, going back to the devastating rise of Ronald Reagan, progressives have heard the same refrain every presidential campaign year: This is the most important election of our lives. In 2020, though, it’s true. Really.

Not just because it’s a chance to oust Donald Trump and undo the damage from 2016, says voting rights champion Stacey Abrams, who ran for Georgia governor in 2018. “2020 is also a redo and a redemption of the 2010 election,” she says fervently….

All over the country, an unprecedented number of women, many of them women of color, are stepping up. But some people worry these women and other state-
level Democrats are not getting the support they need.

“I’m always raising alarms that this field isn’t well resourced,” says Hausman. “The vast majority of donors are focused on federal races. But the Koch brothers’ infrastructure is still there. The dark money is still there.”

Read the full piece from The Nation.