I don’t understand how or why, but Democrats have lost so much ground in state legislatures around the country it has become a genuine crisis, whether its voting rights, gerrymandering or whatever. This needs to be fixed, and soon. Recruiting Democrats to win state legislative seats is just about the most critical mission the party faces.
My hunch is there has been a national Democratic Party bias toward statewide and federal races that is crippling our agenda in the face of Republican gains locally. That needs to change.