Tennessee (December 19, 2017) –  Mary Mancini, the Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on the results of the special election for State Senate District 17.

“On behalf of all Tennessee Democrats, we want to thank Mary Alice Carfi for stepping up and running an incredible race. This was a grassroots campaign driven by volunteers who made over 29,000 door knocks and phone calls and had over 6,000 conversations with voters in the district. Mary Alice inspired people to get involved by leading with her values and fighting for Tennessee families. While we came up just short, we showed a tremendous improvement in a difficult district that Donald Trump won by 50 points, 72%-22%.”