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DC GOP Marks Most Successful Election Cycle in Over a Decade

WASHINGTON – Tuesday, November 8, marked the achievement of the most successful election cycle for the DC Republican Party in more than a decade. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement:

DC Republican Party Chairman José Cunningham noted, “We are very pleased our candidates performed so well at all levels in the District. When our current leadership took the reins of the DC GOP in early 2015 our profile in the District was poor and our financial condition unacceptable. The party was approximately $40,000 in debt and our only elected Republican stepped down from the DC State Board of Education upon completion of his term. Over the last two years the DC GOP invested considerable time recruiting candidates and rebuilding our campaign infrastructure. With last night’s results we have laid the foundation for growth and future success.” A review of preliminary DC Board of Elections results confirms the following:

DC Council, At-Large, Candidate Carolina Celnik outperformed the previous Republican nominee by more than 200%. Cunningham added, “Carolina ran an outstanding and credible campaign during a very difficult election cycle.”

Ashley Carter became the second Republican ever elected to the DC State Board of Education and the first to win the citywide At-Large seat. Carter is also the second Republican to defeat a Democratic incumbent.

A cursory analysis of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) candidates indicates an increase in the number of elected Republicans by 20-30%

Cunningham stated, “We’re proud of these results and thank the voters of the District of Columbia for their confidence in and support of our candidates. On to 2018!”

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The DC Republican Party Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members.

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