What Does Last Night Mean for 2018?
Tuesday was a truly great night for Democrats – we should all be proud of the work done by candidates and their teams across the country. These strong performances only make us more excited and more determined to work towards a successful midterm in 2018.
GSG would like to specifically congratulate our clients who had victories this week:
- In Virginia, Attorney General Mark Herring won re-election with 53 percent of the vote in the most expensive attorney general’s race in state history.
- We are also proud of the work we did with the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) in Virginia, where we ran a large-scale experimental tracking polling program in the final weeks to help the polling industry tackle methodological challenges. We want to congratulate the DGA and the consultants who worked on the Ralph Northam campaign and did an outstanding job in the defining moment of the night.
- In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh was re-elected with a resounding 66 percent of the vote.
- In New York City, Scott Stringer was re-elected as Comptroller with 77 percent of the vote. We are also proud to have helped Eric Gonzalez in his successful campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney and Mark Gjonaj, who was elected to City Council District 13.
- In Albany, Mayor Kathy Sheehan swept to re-election with 74 percent of the vote.
- In Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown also won re-election with 68 percent of the vote.
- In Nassau County, New York, Laura Curran took 51 percent of the vote for Nassau County Executive, and Judi Bosworth was re-elected Town Supervisor in North Hempstead.
- In Suffolk County, New York, incumbent County Legislators Sarah Anker, Robert Calarco, William Lindsay, and William “Doc” Spencer were all re-elected. We are also proud to have helped Suffolk County Sheriff candidate Errol Toulon, Jr., who currently holds a narrow lead in a race still too close to call, and Mark Cuthbertson, who was re-elected to the Huntington Town Council.
- In New Jersey, GSG worked on winning state legislative campaigns across the state, including the independent expenditure effort to successfully re-elect State Senate President Steve Sweeney. We are also proud of our work helping the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters to victory in their campaign for Yes on Public Question 2, which won with 69 percent of the vote.
- The Kansas City Transportation Transit and Tourism Committee and KC Mayor Sly James had a huge victory in their efforts to win voter approval for a new airport. Using GSG’s research and modeling, their effort captured 75 percent of the vote.
- In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Democrats Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Saltz won both seats for the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, defeating an incumbent Republican.