Full court press, Dems. Winning at the state level is cheaper and may be more attainable than taking back the House and Senate in 2 years. Plus, state legislatures have an incredible impact on our daily lives (especially if our federal social safety net programs become block grants to states) and the lack of Democrats at the state level creates a small bench from which to pull from for federal office. This is exactly what President Obama was planning on turning towards once he leaves office, even before the election. Let’s help him out!