DNC Statement on Tonight’s Special Election Victory in Missouri

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Democrat Lauren Arthur flipped SD-17, marking the 42nd flip since Trump took office:


“Congratulations to Senator-elect Lauren Arthur on her victory tonight, which flipped yet another Republican-held seat from red to blue. As a dedicated public servant, Lauren will be a strong, independent voice fighting for children, working families, and seniors in Missouri's Northland.


“Tonight’s result is the latest example of the unprecedented energy we’re seeing across the country, and further proof that when we organize, we can win everywhere. The DNC is proud to stand with the Missouri Democratic Party to support leaders like Lauren who will fight every day for working families.”