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 …

Republican state strength will withstand Democrat lawsuits

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From Barack Obama and Eric Holder to David Brock, George Soros and the Democracy Alliance, top-liberal talent and money is shifting focus to state politics.  Following Tom Perez’s election as DNC chair, his leading example of success was a Democrat win in the recent Delaware State Senate special election.  But what he omitted was essential: Democrats spent over a million …

Democrats Flip Zero Seats in Four Blue State Special Elections

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Democrats have failed since Election Day in November to take any Republican-controlled seats in four special elections in blue states, despite hefty investment from the Democratic Party. Since President Trump’s election, there have been several state-level special elections across the country. The Republican State Leadership Committee, or RSLC, published a memo this week showing Republicans have won every district they …

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 …

Resist: Since Trump’s Win, Dems Have Flipped Zero Seats in Four Blue State Special Elections

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In the middle of President Trump’s well-received address on Tuesday, a liberal writer and commentator excitedly tweeted out some breaking special election results out of Connecticut, racking up thousands of retweets. The Left, which has been methodically stripped of power by voters since 2008, is casting about for evidence that their feverish “resistance” is tipping the political pendulum back in the …

What ‘Mostly American’ Former KY Governor’s Rebuttal To Trump Showed Is That Democrats Are In Deep Trouble

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What former Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear showed last night when he delivered the Democratic response to President Trump’s joint address to Congress is that the Democratic Party is in deep trouble. Sure, he comes off as a likable grandfather figure. He spoke about how it is wrong to repeal and replace Obamacare, roll back regulations that make it harder …

2017 Special Elections Update

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To:                     Interested Parties From:               Justin Richards, RSLC Political Director Subject:           2017 Special Elections Update Date:                 March 1, 2017 Since Election Day last November when Republicans claimed the White House, Congress …

Beshear’s Kentucky Legacy

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Tonight, following President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, the Democrats chose former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to respond. We understand that a likely factor in why they chose this former elected official is because their options were limited after voters kicked Democrats out of office during the Obama era in massive numbers. But as we reflect on …