Oklahoma Democrats have the wind at their back. Last month, they won Oklahoma's 44th State Senate seat and Oklahoma’s 75th State House seat with decisive margins. Both Democrat victors, Senator-Elect Brooks-Jimenez and Representative-elect Gaddis centered their platforms on Oklahoma’s growing education crisis.
New Hampshire state Senate District 16 is a fiercely contended territory; last year, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the district by a mere 100 votes and meanwhile at the state Senate level, Democrat Sen. Scott McGilvray won the seat by 615 votes. Following McGilvrav’s death on March 21st, 2017, the seat has once again opened with a special election on July 25th.
A lifelong Oklahoman and educator with more than 40 years of public service, Karen Gaddis (D) runs for Oklahoma’s 75th State House seat for a second time following her 2016 loss to former Dan Kirby (R). The sexual misconduct scandal that shook Kirby’s brief tenure resulted in his resignation and the re-opening of the HD-75 seat.