DNC Chair Tom Perez on Tonight’s Special Election Victory in Missouri
February 7, 2018
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the results of tonight’s special election in Missouri, where Democrats flipped a seat in the State Legislature in a district that went for Trump by 28 points. Democrats have now flipped 35 state legislative seats from red to blue since last year:
“Congratulations to Representative-Elect Mike Revis on his victory tonight. This continues the trend we saw in 2017: Democrats winning across the country as voters reject a Republican agenda that prioritizes the wealthiest at the expense of hardworking families.
“Missouri voters deserve representatives who will work together to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few, and they can count on Democrats to do just that. As Mike prepares to serve the people of Missouri, I know he’ll put working families first.”