To The Point: MDP chair on Decision 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan Democrats had high hopes for the Decision 2014 election cycle that didn’t quite materialize.

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson told “To The Point” that even now, it is not entirely clear why.

“We don’t know just what occurred on this  election night,” Johnson said. “We  lost. We know that. But looking back, our strategy had always been to identify those Democrats that did not vote normally in mid-term elections, identify them, message them and make sure they turn out. … We take no solace in what I’m about to tell you in the sense that we’re proud of what we did, but it didn’t work. We opened up 43 offices, we had over 120 staff, we sent out over a million absentee applications all aimed at those voters.”

In the Nov. 4 general election, Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer lost to incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder, incumbent Republicans Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Attorney General Bill Schuette also kept their jobs, and Republicans maintained their majority in both chambers of the state legislature.

Above, Johnson looks back at Decision 2014 on this Dec. 7, 2014 episode of “To The Point.”



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