Connecticut Special Election - Dodging a Bullet
Taking a quick break from the District Data profiles in Virginia this morning. Why? The Connecticut General Assembly had 3 special elections last night. Connecticut is one of the 6 states that are closest for Republicans to flip in order to be able to amend the constitution. Check out this post for the frightening details on that:
2 of the seats up were from the 24 seat margin Democrats currently hold between the country and Republicans gaining the power to end marriage equality, end reproductive rights for women and to restrict voting rights. This is the reason I launched The Full Slate Project and Full Slate Consulting, to widen the gap.
The results are in and both parties held serve in the special elections in Connecticut last night. That is great news. I must reiterate, though, as I stated many times prior to this election, it was foolish of Governor Malloy to risk those critical seats when Republicans are so close to gaining this power.
I guess this forms the basis of my call to action today. It is apparent the Democratic party does not grasp the magnitude of this risk. If they do they do not take it seriously. We need them to be laser-focused on this issue. All of the grassroots energy is wonderful and powerful, but we need the party to stop putting us in tough spots, to stop risking disaster for their personal political ambitions.
We need to let the party infrastructure and the elected officials know that this is an important issue they should be ever mindful of and focused on. Reach out to your party leaders and elected representatives and let them know about this danger, their behavior makes it pretty clear they do not see the risk.