Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and Citizens United may have won last night -- but this was a step forward for progressives.
Walker outspent Democrat Tom Barrett by more than 7-to-1 -- and that doesn't take into account the tens of millions of dollars that Republican Super PACs poured into the state.
But despite the avalanche of spending, a people-powered movement kept us in the race -- and DFA members were a powerful part of that movement.
Members in Wisconsin knocked on over 140,000 doors and members across the country made over 200,000 calls in the final six weeks of this campaign. Thanks to that work, Democrats won back control of the State Senate last night.
I have never been more honored to work with you and I look forward to the fights we have ahead -- reelecting President Obama, sending Elizabeth Warren to the Senate, and taking back the House from John Boehner and his Tea Party majority.
As always, thank you for everything you do.
Jim Dean, Chair
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