This OTYCD entry originally posted in February 2017.
Update: Congratulations! Stephanie Hansen won her Delaware race, preserving its Democratic trifecta. Thanks to all who helped make this happen, with a double helping of thanks going to former Vice President Joe Biden.
*The Democratic party claims only six “trifectas” nationwide–states where the party controls the governorship, the state senate, and the state house.
Delaware is one of the six, and it is in danger of losing its trifecta.
Do you live in Delaware? Do you have friends and family who do? Help elect Democrat Stephanie Hansen to the Delaware State Senate on February 25, 2017.
Bethany Hall-Long vacated the seat, in the 10th state senate district, when she rose to the post of Lieutenant Governor. If Hansen fails, the Democrats’ 40-year hold on the state senate would end.
Hansen faces two rivals: Republican John Marino, and Libertarian Joseph Lanzendorfer. Flippable reports that the 10th district is competitive, and could be nail-bitingly close. Hall-Long won by just 267 votes in her last race.
Learn more about the special election:
Donate to Stephanie Hansen’s campaign:
Sign up to phone bank (make calls for) Stephanie Hansen (yes, you can do this even if you don’t live in Delaware):
Like Stephanie Hansen’s Facebook page:
Read Flippable’s take on the Delaware senate race here, and learn about other upcoming state-level elections:
*Since we first published this post in February 2017, the Democrats gained two more trifectas. The November 2017 elections turned New Jersey and Washington state solidly blue.