FROM THE PRESS SHOP
This week, the RSLC released a snapshot of some of the coverage we have seen regarding GOP victories in the states.
IN THE NEWS
Lifezette reported that President Obama’s legacy will “leaves [the] Democratic Party in shambles,” quoting a memo from the RSLC that highlights the 900 state legislative seats Democrats have lost since 2008.
NBC News reported that black Republicans were “validated” by the GOP’s outreach strategies this cycle. NBC points to the RSLC’s Future Majority Project, which “works to identify, recruit and support new state-level candidates from diverse communities nationwide.” FMP Chair and Former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon added that he is proud of FMP’s efforts “to bring greater parity to our state capitols through supporting conservative African American candidates and candidates from all diverse communities. It’s both the right thing to do and the smartest strategy for the growth of the GOP.”
CN2 Pure Politics reported that Kentucky House Democrats caucused this week for the first time since losing the chamber last week, noting the RSLC’s successful efforts to oust former House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
The Hill reported that Democrats have hit a new low in state legislatures. “In total, Republicans control nearly 1,000 more legislative seats than they did when Obama took office,” the article notes.
Townhall reported that “America reveals [a] strong and growing Republican Party,” despite media predictions that claimed otherwise.
CNS News reported that “Republicans now control record numbers of state legislative chambers.”
Real Clear Politics reported that the Republican Party is “the strongest its been in 80 years.”
The New York Times reported that Republicans delivered a “further blow to Democrats” by expanding their hold on state governments.
The Washington Post reported that the next generation of Democratic leaders is nonexistent.
IN THE TWITTERSPHERE
— Jon Thompson (@JonThompsonDC) November 18, 2016
— Neri Martinez (@NeriAnn88) November 18, 2016
— Lance Lemmonds (@lance_lemmonds) November 18, 2016
— The Lukens Company (@LukensPolitico) November 17, 2016
— Janet Hook (@hookjan) November 18, 2016
UPDATE: Come January, #GOP will have President, 52 Senators, 238 House members, 33 Governors, 67 of 98 (68%) state legislatures
— Chris Papst (@chrispapst) November 17, 2016
Democrats Under Barack Obama
-11 seats in Senate
-60 seats in House
-900 state legislative seats
Worst since 1922.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 13, 2016
Running successfully local matters.
Republicans have been building their bench right under everyone's nose. https://t.co/v9q17K7XXD
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) November 12, 2016
Over 900 GOP state legislator GAINS since Obama been POTUS. There's your legacy, Mr. President. https://t.co/nHDASxm6mx
— Rich Killion (@nhkillion) November 12, 2016