In Delaware, Stephanie Hansen and the Dems Win Round One
Yesterday was a pretty good day for Team Democrat. We have a new DNC Chairman who is very qualified. And he made his runner up deputy Chairman.
And Keith Ellison said exactly what needed to be said: we don’t have the luxury of leaving divided.
And Stephanie Hansen of Delaware won a big victory for the Dems-who in recent years have faced something of a ‘special election curse.’
Buoyed By Anti-Trump Activism, Democrat Wins Delaware Special Election
“An army of volunteers, many from out of state, flooded the state Senate district for Stephanie Hansen.”
“This is what democracy looks like.”
“It’s been a chant that has animated marches and protests around the country since the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated president, but it’s been more aspirational than descriptive. On Saturday, in a state Senate district in Delaware that stretches from Middletown to Newark, the voices in the streets turned into votes in the ballot box.”
“In the most expensive special election in Delaware history ― a contest to decide which party controls the state Senate ― Democrat Stephanie Hansen was on track to annihilate her Republican rival on the back of extraordinary turnout.”
“The last time her opponent, John Marino, ran in this district, in 2014, he lost by just 2 points. Hansen’s 58-42 percent victory over Marino on Saturday ensured that Democrats will maintain control of the state Senate. It also notched a big Donald Trump-era win for a new generation of Democratic activists shocked into action by the November election.”
“We turned back that win from Washington and made sure it won’t hit Delaware,” Hansen said in her victory speech Saturday night.
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) February 26, 2017
As Taniel says, now that the Dems have a little power they must use it in favor of voting rights.
5.35% of Delaware's African-American population is disenfranchised (vs 1.2% of rest of population). Dems kept power—now they should use it.
— Taniel (@Taniel) February 26, 2017
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