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 …

Weekly Roundup 2/13-2/17

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IN THE NEWS The Hill reported that women have reached “new heights in state legislatures.” On the right side of the aisle, “the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Right Women, Right Now program has helped 385 female candidates run and win state office since its inception in 2012. Nine of those women are lieutenant governors; one, Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds …

Weekly Roundup 2/6/-2/10

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IN THE NEWS The Daily Caller reported that “Democrats may be on the verge of becoming a ‘permanent minority’ party.” The article notes that Democrats “have strong bases in California, New York and Massachusetts,” but the remaining 47 states swing Republican. Additionally, a record 32 state legislatures are controlled by the GOP. Politico reported that Democrat party leaders are at odds …

RSLC Weekly Roundup 1/30-2/03

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IN THE NEWS RSLC Chairman Bill McCollum authored an op-ed in the Washington Post voicing his support for Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and explaining why America’s children need school choice. The Associated Press reported on McCollum’s op-ed, noting that the RSLC Chairman believes DeVos will “break teachers’ monopolies.” AUDIO: RSLC Chairman Bill McCollum joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor to …

Weekly Roundup 1/23-1/27

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IN THE NEWS The Beacon reported that a GOP special election win in February could put the Delaware Senate in Republican hands for the first time in nearly 45 years. “One-party rule has not served us well, and this is our chance to restore balance to state government with a Republican Senate and a Democratic House. It means all sides will …

RSLC Weekly Roundup 1/2-1/6

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IN THE NEWS: The Associated Press reported that “out of power” state-level Democrats are expressing frustration with the DNC for focusing “too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations” during Obama’s tenure. The Muscatine Journal reported that “Republicans [are] ready to take control of the Iowa Statehouse,” following the GOP takeover of …

RSLC Weekly Roundup

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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 …

RSLC Weekly Roundup 11/28-12/02

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FROM THE PRESS SHOP This week, the RLCC congratulated Jonathan Shell on being selected to serve as Kentucky’s House Majority Floor Leader, alongside incoming House Speaker Jeff Hoover. IN THE NEWS The Weekly Standard reported on the Republican takeover of the Kentucky state House, noting that the victory “demonstrates in just what dire straits Democrats find themselves among what used to …