When it comes to electing Democrats to state legislative seats, our record is second to none.
We’ve helped elect Democrats in chambers from Oregon to Iowa to South Carolina and we’ve contributed to ground-breaking victories for women, Black and Latino candidates.
State Delegate Alex Askew
Alex Askew was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in one of the most expensive and competitive elections in the 2019 cycle in Virginia.
State Representative Sue Cahill
When the Derecho hit Iowa in the heat of the 2020 election, Sue Cahill jumped into action. An educator and mom of six boys, we showed Sue’s tireless dedication to helping her community – whether with a textbook or a chainsaw.
Some of the more creative ads in Iowa come from the state legislative races, like this one with Democrat Sue Cahill running for the Marshalltown seat (Mark Smith retiring) https://t.co/cZJie3Fjfl
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) September 24, 2020
Sue won her race, running 8 points ahead of Biden, with this attention-grabbing ad.
Senate President Steve Sweeney
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney turned to McKenna Media to fend off the biggest challenge of his career in what became the most expensive legislative race in US history.
South Carolina State Senator Dick Harpootlian
Dick Harpootlian was elected to the South Carolina State Senate in November 2018, flipping a seat held by the GOP for over 30 years. In 2020, he ran ahead of the top of the ticket and held the swing district, overcoming difficult trends down ballot in the state that cycle.
Going up against two members of the Indiana House of Representatives in 2020 who both represented the same old views that were holding Indiana back, we came up with a creative way to tell the story. To make filming as safe as possible during the Covid pandemic, we shot this spot using composite video effects, meaning that no two actors were in the room at the same time. The resulting ad was called the “best out of this season” by the leading political reporter covering Indiana politics.
ADDITIONAL STATE LEGISLATIVE WORK
- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Independent Expenditure
- Maryland Democratic Senate Caucus
- Future PAC, Oregon Democratic House Caucus
- Indiana Democratic House Caucus
- Iowa House Democratic Caucus
- Kentucky Democratic House Caucus, Independent Expenditure
- South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus
- South Carolina League of Conservation Voters, Independent Expenditure
- Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Caucus