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 …

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 …