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Democrats make battleground investment in Pa. House race

By: - December 6, 2023 8:10 am
The exterior of the Pennsylvania state Capitol on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

The exterior of the Pennsylvania state Capitol. (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

The Democratic Party’s committee focused on winning state legislatures announced that defending the Democratic majority in the Pennsylvania state House is among its priorities for the 2024 election.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) said it will invest nearly $300,000 to provide critical resources for state legislative campaigns in Arizona, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The battleground state investments include $30,000 for state House races.

The initial investments will strengthen infrastructure in Pennsylvania to support candidate recruitment, staff hiring, digital investments, and field operations.

DLCC interim President Heather Williams said in a statement that 2024 will be the year of the states.

“As we saw in Virginia and other legislative elections in 2023, early investments are often the deciding factor in who wins and loses state races,” Williams said, noting that the announcement was one of many more to come. “The DLCC is proud to be the first organization on the ground in Pennsylvania, investing early in the most important level of the ballot.”

In addition to the contribution to the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus, the DLCC made the following investments:

  • $82,000 to the Michigan House caucus 
  • $70,000  to the Arizona joint Caucus
  • $50,000 to the New Hampshire House caucus
  • $24,000 between the Wisconsin and Assembly and Senate
  • $15K to the North Carolina House


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Peter Hall
Peter Hall

Peter Hall has been a journalist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for more than 20 years, most recently covering criminal justice and legal affairs for The Morning Call in Allentown. His career at local newspapers and legal business publications has taken him from school board meetings to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and many points of interest between. He earned a degree in journalism from Susquehanna University.