Only If You Run PAC
Only If You Run (OIYR) is a political action committee aimed at gerrymandering, with a proven plan for flipping Republican-held state legislative seats. Launched on Inauguration Day 2017, the mission of the PAC is to support Democrats running for Republican-held seats in the country’s most gerrymandered state legislatures. OIYR was founded on the premise that, with Donald Trump in the White House, Democrats can be competitive in Republican-leaning seats, so it’s important to take advantage of that opportunity and support Democrats who step up to run in tough districts. OIYR donated $50,000 to four candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. All four ran in Republican-held districts where Democrats had never been competitive; three of the four won, and the fourth only lost in a recount. Now, OIYR seeks to expand its efforts to more states in the 2018 midterm elections.