Monday, April 10, 2017

A Harsh Dose of Electoral Reality: Democrats Have Uphill Battle in '18 and Need to Elect Governors to Fight Gerrymandered GOP Monopoly @alternet

A Harsh Dose of Electoral Reality: Democrats Have Uphill Battle in '18 and Need to Elect Governors to Fight Gerrymandered GOP Monopoly @alternet: The Dems failed so badly during the Obama years, it may be a long time before they break the GOP lock in many states. Since President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress took office, Democrats are taking to the streets to defend women’s rights, immigrants and Obamacare, and thousands are contacting party officials and progressive groups to explore running for state and federal office in 2018. But do these would-be candidates, fired-up grassroots groups and energized party officials know how steep and difficult their climb back into power will be?

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