Subject: Turning 2017 Protests Into 2018 Election Wins
Republicans have won more political power in 2016 than in any election since at least 1928. Republicans now have a firm grip on the presidency, Congress, and soon the Supreme Court. Republicans also control both chambers in 32 states, including 17 with veto-proof majorities. Those 32 states cover 61 percent of the U.S. population. Republican also have 33 governors. Democrats, meanwhile, control the legislature in just 13 states, amounting to 28 percent of the country’s population; only five of those chambers have veto-proof majorities.
It behooves the Democrats to concentrate some of their efforts toward electing democrats at the state and local level as that’s where many future candidates for national office hone their skills for later runs for national office.
Ralph E. Stone/Judi IranyiFiled under: Letters to the Editor