RLCC Congratulates Eric Berthel on Special Election Victory in Connecticut SD 32

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee congratulates Eric Berthel on his special election victory in Connecticut Senate District 32, maintaining a tie in the chamber and reinforcing the largest Republican caucus in the state legislature since 1986. The RLCC also congratulates Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano for his efforts to strengthen the Republican caucus. Republican State …

RSLC Announces New 2017-2018 Staff Hires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced that Matt Raymer and Catherine Onnen are joining the committee for the 2017-2018 election cycle. Raymer will serve as the RSLC’s Vice President and General Counsel while Onnen will serve as the RSLC’s Finance Director. “As we gear up for an election cycle where Republicans will be defending historic gains …

Democrats face fierce urgency of 2018

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Near a nadir of political power, Democrats across the country say their comeback must begin with key races next year — and warn that failure to make big gains in state races in 2018 will doom them to another decade in the minority in Washington. More than three-dozen states will choose governors in the next two years, while voters pick …

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 …

Women reach new heights in state legislatures

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A century after Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives, the number of women in elected office is reaching new heights — though their progress remains far behind other Western democracies. There are 1,830 women serving in state legislative bodies across the nation this year, according to statistics compiled by the National Conference of State …

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 …

Democratic 2016 Autopsy: The Party Is Dead Without Gains At State Level

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We’ve written about the Democratic Party’s woes extensively, especially at the state and local level where they have been virtually destroyed. The losses are so deep that it might have wiped out a new generation of Democratic talent. Over 1,000 Democratic spots in congressional elections, governorships, and state legislatures have been lost to Republicans over the past eight years. The party …

State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

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When Republicans in Kentucky seized total control of the state government last year, Damon Thayer, the majority leader in the State Senate, began asking around for advice from counterparts in other capitals where the party already dominated both the legislative and executive branches. How should we handle all this power? he wanted to know. One answer impressed him, Mr. Thayer …