Skip to comments.0bama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states, including Wisconsin
Posted on 02/10/2018 7:54:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
Following a Democrats special election win in a Wisconsin Senate district that voted for President Donald Trump, a group backed by former President Barack Obama said it plans to invest millions of dollars into state-wide elections in Wisconsin and 10 other states.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this years election cycle is critical to affecting the congressional redistricting process. It is the first cycle whose winners will participate in drawing congressional maps for the decade starting in 2021.
The committee backed Democrat Patty Schachtner in last months election in the 10th Senate District, which the group noted in its goals of flipping the governors seat and the state Senate.
Schachtner defeated state Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, in the longtime conservative district. Republican Sheila Harsdorf held the seat for 16 years before resigning in November to become Gov. Scott Walkers agriculture secretary.
The state-focused push comes amid bipartisan national concern that political gerrymandering, the process of drawing maps that benefit one party over another, has led to partisanship, gridlock and incivility in Washington.
In 2011, Republicans created gerrymandered districts that locked themselves into power and shut out voters from the electoral process, Holder said in announcing the groups electoral targets on Wednesday. By focusing on these state and local races, we can ensure Democrats who will fight for fairness have a seat at the table when new maps are drawn in 2021.
The group is also targeting gubernatorial races in Wisconsin where Republican Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a third term and eight other states, along with 18 legislative chambers, two ballot initiatives and two down-ballot races. Eight more states are on the committees watch list.
In Ohio, a perennial political battleground and the groups main focus, the committee plans to support Democrats for five offices governor, auditor, secretary of state, Ohio Senate and Ohio House as well as pushing a redistricting ballot measure.
Other target races include:
Colorado: governor, state Senate Florida: governor, state Senate Georgia: governor, state Senate Michigan: governor, state Senate, state House, ballot initiative Minnesota: governor, state Senate, state House Nevada: governor, state Senate, state House North Carolina: state Senate, state House Pennsylvania: governor, state Senate, state House Texas: state Senate, state House
The group also participated in the Virginia House last year, and has targeted both its House and Senate in 2019.
On its watch list are ballot initiatives in Arizona, Missouri, South Dakota and Utah; the governors and state Senate races in Maine; and the governors, state Senate and state House races in New Hampshire.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, also has been championing redistricting reforms, including working with fellow Republican, movie star and ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggers Terminate Gerrymandering Crowdpac.
Ohio lawmakers sent a bipartisan redistricting compromise to the statewide May ballot in a vote this week.
0bama is backed by 'Dark Money' other than his own. (Like he's going to spend a DIME!)
And, Yes! I'm NOT formatting the additional information BY STATE, so feel free to do it for me, Formatting Nazis. ;)
Stay Strong voters...
B.Hussein Obama will be in hiding by July...getting too hot for him and he and his gal pal Val Jar, they both know it too...Hillary should be packing up and looking for a hiding place also...HANG ON AMERICA THE TRUTH SHALL BE MADE KNOWN...
How are the American’s that are working, liking their new pay checks? my kids are gleaming and smiling..and by summer time working Americans are finally going to be taking family vacations..
From what I’ve read the END is broke
Now I am waiting the hear how many races the RNC is targeting. Because I have not heard of any yet. They need to get on it now. We can hope that that the truth about Obama will lead people to the light.
This is the meme being pushed by libtard media.
Targeting all these races
Expects major wins as underdog upset.
What they wont tell you is there is money coming in from the soros’ of the world.
they will paint it andpresent it as donations from individuals against trump and repubs.
we all know this is exactly how its trying to be played.
Well they are doing ok so far. We were ahead 1,000 seats in January 2017. Right now we are still ahead in 850 seats. We have lost 150 seats in 14 months. But as long as everyone’s happy I guess.......The 150 is mostly from state and local elections which are just as important as federal in some cases.
You are right; not a dime of his. So all you aholes, knock yourselves out, waste your money. Spend it all, and lose it.
Eric Holder bump
Yah, you never know when those city councilmen are going to force you to buy health insurance or something...
“B.Hussein Obama will be in hiding by July ... Hillary should be packing up and looking for a hiding place also.
I think so, too. When I saw that text from Page to Strzok saying that potus wanted to know everything they’re doing, I thought, “Uh oh. They’re going to be suicided.” Obama and Hillary know that they can testify against them.
And it’s all okie dokie, for outsiders to use money from who knows where, to influence local elections. But someone connected to Trump just says hello to a Russian, well, that’s collusion! jackasses.
How “racist” of Obamunists.
If it has a Holder/Jarrett connection, then any operation is corrupt from the beginning.
Holder and Jarrett both need to be investigated, him for Benghazi, Fast & Furious, etc, and her for communist family ties.
Hussein basically took over the democrat party. The dnc has no money but Obama can get the money.
From 2 words and a question mark, you surmised all this about me?
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