Weekly Roundup 6/22/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Karen Handel, recently elected to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, will be the first Republican Congresswoman to represent the State of Georgia. Handel served as Georgia’s Secretary of State from 2007-2010. Prior to her campaign for Congress, Handel served on the RSLC Board of Directors and co-chaired the Right Women, Right Now initiative which has elected 386 new female Republican …

Weekly Round Up 6/15/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Jill Vogel won the GOP nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor this week. If elected, Vogel will be the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in a state that has not had a woman in statewide elected office for more than two decades. The RSLC is investing heavily in Vogel’s campaign, announcing this week an initial $25,000 contribution …

Weekly Round Up 6/8/17

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DID YOU KNOW… The U.S. House of Representatives is voting on the Financial CHOICE Act today, which replaces Dodd-Frank. House Republicans have been using financialchoice.gop to promote the bill. NOTEWORTHY NEWS RealClearPolicy featured an op-ed by RSLC President Matt Walter encouraging the Supreme Court to summarily reverse the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin’s decision on Gill v. Whitford. The case has the potential to completely …

Weekly Round Up 6/2/17

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DID YOU KNOW… In the 2015-2016 election cycle, RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women Right Now initiative jointly invested $7 million to identify, recruit and support more than 200 new, state-level diverse candidates in 36 states, and 690 female candidates in 40 states. That investment resulted in the election of 23 candidates of diverse ethnicity and 163 female candidates. NOTEWORTHY NEWS The Aiken …

Weekly Roundup 5/18/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans outnumber Democrats in women lieutenant governors (eight to Democrats’ five)? Seven Republican women also serve in the role of secretary of state. NOTEWORTHY NEWS WRAL reported that the North Carolina Senate passed its 2017-2018 budget plan, which Republican leaders say continues their philosophy of restricted spending and tax cuts. According to Senate budget chairman Sen. Harry Brown, …

Weekly Roundup 4/27/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans continued their 2017 special elections success with Joe Polletta’s landslide 77 to 23 percent win for the Connecticut House District 68 seat. The victory builds on the GOP’s momentum in the state, where House Republicans picked up eight seats on Election Day 2016 and brought the Senate to a tie. NOTEWORTHY NEWS Caffeinated Thoughts reported on statements …

Weekly Roundup 4/3/17 – 4/7/17

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IN THE NEWS The Republican State Leadership Committee released a statement revealing that “Let America Vote” is really just a liberal front group using a fight against a common-sense bill making its way through the New Hampshire legislature that would help voters in the state. “The idea that a failed Missouri candidate would spend money from undisclosed resources to fight common sense legislation …

Weekly Roundup 3/20-3/24

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IN THE NEWS Townhall reported that the DNC  — still trailing the RNC in fundraising numbers — has been unable to “count on anti-Trump fervor to fill their coffers.” This may put a damper on the Left’s aim to retake some ground at the state-level. According to the article, “the Republican State Leadership Committee says the GOP is in solid …

Weekly Roundup 03/13-03/17

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IN THE NEWS Governing reported that Democrats are attempting to “channel anti-Trump anger into votes at the state level,” but Republicans point to several failed attempts to flip special election seats as proof that it isn’t working. “Democrats have competed and invested aggressively in several states with special legislative elections, and all they have to show for it is the equivalent of …

Weekly Roundup 3/6-3/10

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IN THE NEWS RSLC Chairman Bill McCollum and RSLC President Matt Walter co-authored an op-ed in The Hill this week, explaining how “Republican state strength will withstand” Democrat attempts to reorganize and regain down-ballot seats. As McCollum and Walter note, Republicans have been incredibly successful in states because of the RSLC’s REDistricting Majority Project (REDMAP), coupled with “great candidates, effective campaigns and …