Aug 7, 2018

DCCC scores big wins in Michigan primaries

Two candidates backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) scored big wins in Michigan primaries on Tuesday night with Gretchen Driskell winning in District 07 and Elissa Slotkin winning in District 08.

Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Why it matters: The DCCC has been criticized for primary intervention because some say Washington Democrats don't know what local voters want, but only two DCCC-backed candidates have lost their primaries so far. Driskell and Slotkin are both EMILY's List-endorsed candidates, continuing the trend of women dominating in Democratic elections.

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