Tom Perez on Gubernatorial Victories in Virginia and New Jersey
November 7, 2017
“Tonight, Americans voted their values by electing Democrats in Virginia, New Jersey, and across the country. The DNC made historic investments – we put boots on the ground and organized early; we didn’t wait until a few weeks before Election Day. And we didn’t do this alone: we worked throughout the year with our progressive allies and state parties to deliver these victories.
“That’s why voters showed up and elected leaders who will create new jobs, grow the economy, improve our schools, and make health care a right for all instead of a privilege for a few. Make no mistake: Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy won tonight because voters know that Democrats share their values of inclusion and opportunity. The new DNC demonstrated its commitment to organizing for our values.
“Voters also rejected a Trump-Pence agenda that would take health care away from millions, cut taxes for millionaires and corporations at the expense of the middle class, and fuel bigotry and division at a time when our country needs unity.
“Tonight’s success is just the beginning. We believe that every zip code counts, and we will organize 365 days a year against a Republican Party that always caters to Wall Street instead of Main Street. That’s how we will keep winning elections from the school board to the Oval Office.”