We are at the end of the 2018 Mid-Term elections. This year it was important to elect House of Representative candidates that would stand up for our values and we did it. We flipped a net 40 seats.
Going into this election, I kept track of 166 races – both seats to defend (34) and seats to flip (132) on this House of Representatives spreadsheet that is also listed in the side-bar of this blog.
All the states in dark blue on the map show where we made a net gain in the House. The states in light blue are where we successfully defended all seats. Minnesota was interesting because we defended, flipped 2 seats, and lost 2 seats that flipped back the other way. This is why the state is in purple on the map. And, the states in white didn’t have seats to defend (close races) and where we weren’t successful in flipping.
We flipped in every region of the country, so we need to continue to have a strategy for all 50 states going into 2020. And the seats that we flipped had strong coalitions backing them except for a very few. So, it is important to keep building coalitions of like-minded partners that share our values.
On my next blog posts, I will keep track of our issues which is why we elected new people in the first place. It is time for our elected officials to stand up and vote for our values. More to come.
Thank you for all that you do to stand up for your values each day,