The Hill — Dems: Don’t despair over Ossoff, invest more in state races

June 2017

“In the aftermath of Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, we’ve seen no shortage of panic and pontification about the dark times ahead for the Democratic Party. While a number of fair points have been made, the reality is that progressives are having the wrong conversation about the path forward.

“It’s time to stop focusing on the symptoms rather than the problem.

“Even if Ossoff had won, it would have been a short-term victory that did next to nothing to help Democrats build and secure lasting power in states across the country. Republicans currently control more than 30 governorships, the majority of state attorney general offices and more state legislatures than at any time since the Civil War. No individual congressional campaign victory will change that.”

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