MVP State Tiers

We identify the geographies in the most critical need of investment during any election cycle. In each geography, we weigh key races from the Presidency, US Senate seats, US House seats, state executive races, state chamber flip opportunities, key local races, and ballot measure campaigns.

2020 Priority Races

We draw on in-depth political analysis and aggregated polling, coupled with the insights from our national and state advising teams. Where possible, we look for investment opportunities with multiple and layered key electoral races.

Based on our analysis of electoral priorities and organizational capacity, we cluster states in tiered priorities and develop individual state-by-state investment targets.

We work to thoughtfully balance the critical need to make hard choices on how to deploy limited financial resources for the greatest impact, while not writing off any community. We develop an investment strategy that looks towards achieving critical wins this cycle and building power long-term for future opportunities.

Based on this process, we organize our priority states by tiers.

Tier 1

Top 5 Presidential battleground states
Arizona
Florida
Michigan
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Tier 2

Additional Presidential battleground or key US Senate states
Alabama
Colorado
Georgia
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska (NE-2)
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Texas

Tier 3

Additional US Senate, US House, state executives, state chambers, and ballot measure states
Alaska
California
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Utah
Washington
West Virginia