FROM THE PRESS SHOP
This week, the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association announced its incoming 2017 leadership team, which includes Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison as Chairman, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest as Vice-Chairman, Florida Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Co-Chair for Policy and Indiana Lt. Governor-Elect Suzanne Crouch as Co-Chair for Finance.
IN THE NEWS
The Carolina Journal reported that Lt. Governor Dan Forest was picked “to help lead” the RLGA, noting that the RSLC spent $850,000 in support of his re-election campaign.
The Sunshine State News reported that Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was selected to serve on the RLGA’s leadership team.
The Miami Herald and Florida Politics also reported on Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera’s new position, noting that he will serve as co-chair for policy. “Today, with a united government in Washington, D.C. and Republicans at all-time highs in the states, we are faced with an incredible opportunity to advance conservative values from coast to coast at every level of government,” Lopez-Cantera said in a statement.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the “spoils of the Republican state conquest,” noting the potential that Republicans have to effect change in the states. This could mean that tax cuts, pension reform, right to work and school choice legislation may be on the horizon.
The New Journal reported that special election next year will give the “Delaware GOP [a] chance at Senate control.”
The Tennessean released a detailed and lengthy profile on Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as he heads into retirement to focus on his faith, farm and family.
The Courier reported that Lt. Governor Reynolds has said she is “ready” to serve as Iowa’s next governor, and that she hopes to pick a lieutenant governor who will serve as a partner.
CBS reported on Trump’s appointees and the elected officials who will fill their current positions. Many of the leaders stepping up to take the reigns make up the GOP’s strong and extensive farm team, such as Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Henry McMaster.
La Vernia News reported that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rolando Pablos to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos following his resignation in early January.
IN THE TWITTERSPHERE
Congrats to Florida's own on being elected co-chair for Policy of the RLGA pic.twitter.com/BRdDmwLMbY
— Sharon Day (@SharonDay) December 14, 2016
— Eric Holcomb (@HolcombForIN) December 14, 2016
— Alfredo Rodriguez (@DyceComms) December 13, 2016
The always smiling @Hutch4Nevada named 2017 chair of Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association. Congrats!
— Sandra Chereb (@SandraChereb) December 13, 2016
— Sunshine State News (@SSNAlerts) December 13, 2016
— Mark Hutchison (@Hutch4Nevada) December 13, 2016
— Matt Walter (@RSLC_President) December 14, 2016
Huge losses in state legislatures, shallow "bench", little policy vision — this is the contemporary story of the Democrats.
— Benjamin Bradlow (@bhbradlow) December 16, 2016
Good column explaining how states are where domestic policy is going to play out. https://t.co/hIFIETFxZT
— John Bailey (@John_Bailey) December 12, 2016