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 …

RLCC Statement on Mark Peake’s Special Election Victory in VA SD 22

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates Mark Peake on his special election victory in Virginia’s 22nd state Senate district. The RLCC also congratulates Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment and Caucus Chair Ryan McDougle on their hard work to maintain a Republican Senate Majority in a state Democrats carried in the last three presidential elections. Republican State …

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 …