These same candidates could prove pivotal in Republicans winning or maintaining control of legislatures across the country.
“Some of these candidates are going to make the difference between whether or not their particular chamber wins the majority,” he said.
Speaking of Castaneda, Walter pointed out that there’s a tie in the Oregon House: “He may very well be one of the couple candidates that put them over the top and in the majority there.”
“Those are the kind of races where we’re going to play in more of a significant way,” he said.
While they all say they’re focused on their state races now, even the candidates acknowledge that they could be part of something larger.
“We’re not here just for one quick win and out,” Espinosa, the Nevada State Assembly candidate, told TheDC. “We’re here for a long-term sustainable majority throughout not just individual states, individual state legislatures, but the entire country.”