Tom Perez on Oklahoma’s Special Elections

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after a Democratic victory in the Oklahoma Senate:

“Congratulations to Allison Ikley-Freeman on her victory in her state Senate race, which flipped one more Republican-held seat from red to blue, a district that Trump carried just last year. At 26, Ikley-Freeman becomes the third openly gay person to be elected to the Oklahoma legislature. As we saw earlier this year, Oklahomans are voting for Democrats in these deep-red districts because they know our candidates will work to resolve the budget crisis facing Oklahomans and help build an economy that works for every working family, not just a wealthy few. Tonight’s results have once again added to our growing streak of victories from last week and over the summer. But this is just the beginning. The DNC is proud to have invested in this race and we will continue working with the Oklahoma Democratic Party to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”