Weekly Roundup 02/27-03/03

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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 …

RSLC Announces New 2017-2018 Staff Hires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced that Matt Raymer and Catherine Onnen are joining the committee for the 2017-2018 election cycle. Raymer will serve as the RSLC’s Vice President and General Counsel while Onnen will serve as the RSLC’s Finance Director. “As we gear up for an election cycle where Republicans will be defending historic gains …

Florida GOP leaders back Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education secretary

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With Betsy DeVos’ U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on tap today, some notable Florida conservatives have unsurprisingly put their backing behind the billionaire charter school and voucher advocate to become the federal education secretary. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, a key early promoter of charters and vouchers, penned a piece in USA Today calling Donald Trump’s choice “inspired.” “Betsy will fight hard to …

RSLC Announces Engagement in Insurance and Utility Commissioner Races

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced it will begin engaging and educating voters about public utility commissioner and insurance commissioner electeds and candidates in targeted races. The expansion in RSLC state-level activity will begin over the course of the next few months in the buildup to Election Day 2016.  “The RSLC’s ethos since its formation has centered …

RSLC Weekly Roundup: 2/8-2/12

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IN THE NEWS This week, the GOP won two special elections in Minnesota. In addition to maintaining a seat in Senate District 35, House Republicans also flipped a solid blue seat with Chad Anderson’s win in HD 50B, described by The Star Tribune  as “a surprising victory that alters the November landscape for both parties.” The Daily Kos also reported on the election, noting that “Democrats …

RSLC Weekly Roundup: 12/14-12/18

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In the News: Newsmax reported on JaNice Van Ness’ special election upset on December 1st, quoting RSLC spokesperson Ellie Wallace in the article.”Janice Van Ness’ special election win this month was the embodiment of the RSLC’s philosophy that a candidate makes a district competitive,” said Wallace, “not the other way around.” The Georgia Pundit released this video message from newly sworn …

RLCC Congratulates Speaker Howell, Virginia House Republicans on Keeping Majority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates the Virginia House Republican Caucus and RLCC Executive Committee member Speaker Bill Howell on keeping the Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. The RLCC also congratulates Speaker Howell on his own reelection. Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Matt Walter released the following statement on behalf of …

RLCC Congratulates Virginia Senate Republicans on Keeping Majority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates the Virginia Senate Republicans – under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment and Caucus Chair Ryan McDougle – on keeping their majority in the most targeted chamber of 2015. The RLCC also congratulates Leader Norment and Chairman McDougle on their reelections tonight. Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) …

RLCC Congratulates Glen Sturtevant on his Victory in Virginia SD 10

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates Glen Sturtevant on his victory in Virginia’s 10th Senate District. Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Matt Walter issued the following statement on behalf of the RLCC: “The RLCC is incredibly proud to have supported Glen Sturtevant, and I am thrilled to congratulate him on his win tonight. This …

RSLC Statement on Commissioner Donelon Victory

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Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) congratulates Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on his reelection in Louisiana. Commissioner Donelon has held this office since 2006. RSLC President Matt Walter issued the following statement on tonight’s results: “In the years since Hurricane Katrina, the people of Louisiana have found a strong ally in Commissioner Donelon. He has fought for more quality, …