2018 midterm elections: Republicans are outspending Democrats 5 to 1 in key statehouse races | Vox


Republicans control more than two-thirds of the state legislatures in the United States, and Democrats are desperately trying to win back some chambers.

Besides trying to make an impact on state policy, 2021 congressional redistricting is weighing heavily on Democrats’ minds; state legislatures have the power to redraw congressional maps every 10 years, and Republicans had the upper hand the last time around.

Even though Democrats are smashing their own fundraising records, they are still falling short of the GOP’s numbers.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) has committed to spend $35 million on state races, double what they spent two years ago.

Source: 2018 midterm elections: Republicans are outspending Democrats 5 to 1 in key statehouse races – Vox

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