Weekly Roundup 8/22-8/26

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IN THE NEWS #MustRead: The New York Times reported that the Democrats’ weak bench will likely undermine their hopes of regaining control of the U.S. Senate. “Democratic ranks have also been decimated in state governments across the nation, where new leaders tend to plant roots for future higher office,” Steinhauer writes, explaining why the RSLC’s success in electing hundreds of …

RSLC Weekly Roundup 8/15-8/19

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IN THE NEWS: This week, the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and over 50 local GOP committees throughout the state launched new websites – built with win.gop – to engage voters as November approaches. Read statements from RSLC President and .gop Chairman Matt Walter, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, and RPV Chairman John Whitbeck here.   The Atlantic interviewed RSLC President Matt Walter on how the top …

Weekly Roundup 8/8-8/12

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FROM THE PRESS SHOP Tuesday was a big night for down-ballot Republicans! That night, the RLGA congratulated Randy Brock on officially becoming the GOP nominee for Vermont lieutenant governor. A decorated veteran, former state legislator, and the first African-American elected to statewide office in Vermont as its State Auditor, Brock is a formidable candidate who will bring a “fresh perspective and breadth of …

Weekly Roundup 8/1-8/5

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FROM THE PRESS SHOP Earlier in the week, the RLGA congratulated Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch on being chosen as the GOP candidate for Indiana lieutenant governor. Crouch will run alongside Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, who was tapped to replace Governor Mike Pence following his nomination to run as the Republican vice presidential candidate. On Tuesday, the RLGA congratulated state Senator Mike …

Weekly Roundup 7/25-7/29

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FROM THE PRESS SHOP The Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association released a statement congratulating Indiana Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb on clinching the GOP nomination for Indiana governor, following the news that Gov. Mike Pence will serve as the Republican nominee for vice president. “I am thrilled to congratulate one of our own,” said RLGA Chair and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.  The …

Summary: RSLC attends RNC 2016

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Last week, the RSLC attended the 2016 Republican National Convention. Between launching a new website, HomeLeaders.gop, sharing our story on the Convention mainstage, and hosting a variety of events honoring state Republican leaders from around the country, the RSLC worked to underscore the GOP’s historic success at the state level in the Obama Era. Please see highlights from our week …

Weekly Roundup 7/4-7/8

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Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. IN THE NEWS:  Indiana’s WIBC reported that five uncontested seats in the state Senate ensure Republicans will retain their majority in the chamber, which they have held since 1978. The Herald-Tribune reported that Florida Democrats are struggling to find qualified candidates for races ranging from School Board …

Weekly Roundup 6/27-7/1

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Happy 4th of July Weekend! IN THE NEWS The Daily Signal reported on “Growing Up GOP” a study produced by the College Republican National Committee, New Republican, and the RSLC to seek a “messaging strategy for millennials.” The Capitol Hill Times reported on the Washington Secretary of State debate last week before Republican incumbent Kim Wyman and Democrat Tina Podlodwski. …

Weekly Roundup 6/20-6/24

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IN THE NEWS The Leader-Telegram reported that Wisconsin Republicans were able to pass 44 bills to the Democrats’ zero. #MUSTWATCH: The Michigan House GOP released a video highlighting some of their accomplishments over the past three legislative sessions. Watch it here: The Bangor Daily News reported that Maine Democrats are deeply divided between the liberal and moderate factions of the …

Weekly Roundup 6/13-6/17

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IN THE NEWS: Forbes projected that Republicans may “flip the tax script in three states this fall.” With the GOP in control of the Missouri, New Hampshire, and West Virginia legislatures, a Republican gubernatorial victory this November could lead to a major shift in tax policy. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt predicted that a Donald Trump led ticket could prove …