Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Message from the DCCC, and Another From Jaxon Ravens

We simply want to thank you.

We know last night didn’t go as any of us planned. We’re upset. We’re disappointed. And we’re heartbroken.

But we aren’t giving up. We’re going to keep fighting.

We know today doesn’t feel like a victory. But thanks to your support this year, we were able to elect new, strong, and diverse Democrats to the House.

We can’t forget the important wins we did make last night. And we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you with us.

President Obama reminded us this morning that the most important thing we can do is move forward. He told us that “we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena, we go at it.”

And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Thank you for being with us in this fight -- and for being with us as we forge ahead.

The DCCC Team


Last night, I looked out across a room packed with hundreds of Democrats, their families, and friends. As the national results played out on screen, I was more thankful than ever for the voters, supporters, candidates, and leaders who make Washington a beacon of light for the rest of the country.

Thanks to Democrats like you, we have a lot to celebrate here at home:
  • We re-elected Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Patty Murray, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.
  • We re-elected every one of our members congress by decisive margins, and elected Pramila Jayapal to fill the vacant 7th district seat.
  • We filled our statewide offices with new Democratic champions -- Cyrus Habib for Lieutenant Governor, Hilary Franz for Public Lands Commissioner, Pat McCarthy for Auditor, and Chris Reykdal for Superintendent.
  • We strengthened our majority in the State House and are excited to welcome new Democratic legislators in both the House and Senate.
  • And we approved a historic statewide minimum wage increase.
Our victories are your victories. You made it possible to run a top notch statewide Coordinated Campaign. You gave our team the resources, and the motivation, to bring hundreds of volunteers together to get out the vote for our Democratic candidates and values.

I am proud and honored to be a Washington State Democrat, and I hope you are too.

There's more work to be done, but for now -- Thank you.

Jaxon Ravens

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