FROM THE PRESS SHOP
RSLC Political Director Justin Richards released a memo highlighting 2017 special elections in the states. Although the Democrat resistance may be generating noise in DC, it has shown little impact on 2017 special elections in the states. So far, Democrats have yet to flip even one GOP-held seat.
On Tuesday, in fact, the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulated Eric Berthel on a critical special election victory in Connecticut that maintained a tie in the state Senate.
That same night, the Republican State Leadership Committee released a statement following former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s response to President Trump’s address to Congress. As the statement notes, his legacy in Kentucky speaks volumes as to the state of the Democrat Party nationwide.
IN THE NEWS
Townhall reported that “since Trump’s win, Democrats have flipped zero seats in four blue state special elections,” pointing to the RSLC’s political update menu.
Townhall also reported that Gov. Beshear’s “rebuttal to Trump showed … that Democrats are in deep trouble.” The article also pointed to the RSLC’s statement on Beshear’s legacy in Kentucky to explain how the demise of the Democrat party in the Bluegrass State resembles “how they crumbled across the board nationally.”
The Connecticut Mirror reported on the special elections in the Constitution State Tuesday night, including a statement from RSLC President Matt Walter on Eric Berthel’s victory.
The Associated Press reported that former Attorney General Eric Holder is targeting swing states as part of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s strategy to regain critical territory. “Right now, the Democrats are in their nightmare scenario, and they’re responding’ with talented strategists and fundraisers, said Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee.
The Washington Post reported that “nearly every state moved to the right in both presidential and state politics” since 2008.
The Associated Press reported that California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon has taken “full responsibility” after Democrat legislators removed Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen from the chamber last week during a speech. “Their continued attempts to mischaracterize this incident as a result of a lack of understanding of the rules is a quick jump to judgment and wrong,” Nguyen’s statement said. “I hope that never again, a sitting senator will go through the trauma of being forcibly removed from the Senate floor.”
IN THE TWITTERSPHERE
KY may be the best example in the states of how the Dem Party has crumbled at the hands of better GOP candidates in the Obama/Beshear era.
— RSLC (@RSLC) March 1, 2017
And in 2016, Republicans flipped the Kentucky House for the first time in 95 years while also ousting former Dem House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
— RSLC (@RSLC) March 1, 2017
Also happening tonight: Republicans maintained their Senate chamber tie in deep blue Connecticut –> https://t.co/GWo5dbjFAv
— Ellie Hockenbury (@EllieHockenbury) March 1, 2017
— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) March 2, 2017
Unique contributions of the Indian community make KS a better place. We stand with them in the face of this crime. pic.twitter.com/UpFF2c7YUY
— Dr. Jeff Colyer (@DrJeffColyer) March 2, 2017
— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) March 2, 2017
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) March 2, 2017
— Janet Nguyen (@JanetNguyenCA) February 28, 2017
— NCSenate Republicans (@MyNCSenate) March 2, 2017
— Rep. Mike Turzai (@RepTurzai) March 2, 2017