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 …

RSSC Announces 2017 Chair, Executive Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) secretaries caucus, the Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC), announced its 2017 leadership team. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske will serve as Chair with an additional eight Republican secretaries from across the country serving on the RSSC Executive Committee. The 2017 Executive Committee is: Arizona Secretary of State Michele …

RLCC Congratulates Anne Neu on Historic Special Election Victory in Minnesota HD 32B

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates Anne Neu on her special election win in Minnesota House District 32B. The RLCC also congratulates House Speaker Kurt Daudt on his efforts to expand and strengthen Republican leadership in the state legislature. This victory grows the Republican caucus in the chamber to 77-57 — the largest GOP majority after a …

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 …

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 …

Florida House leaders support Betsy DeVos in letter

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and state Reps. Jose Oliva and Jose Felix Diaz have signed on to a letter supporting Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump‘s pick for Education Secretary. They’re among nearly 150 “state-level elected leaders in all 50 states” who say they support DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor who carries financial and political clout. Oliva is expected to …

RSLC Statement on National Democratic Redistricting Committee

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“As Democrats continue pondering what went wrong for them last November, they appear to have landed on the wrong scapegoat. Republicans at the state and federal level are winning at historic numbers not seen in generations because we are running superior candidates with better ideas for how to improve the lives of their constituents – and delivering on those ideas …