Future Majority Project
The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) seeks to identify, recruit, train and support candidates who better reflect the full diversity of our nation. Launched in 2011, FMP supports men and women from diverse communities as they run to grow the economy, support job creators and focus on ways to keep more money in the pockets of working families. The efforts are helping to build a strong bench of current and future Republican leaders.
•Building upon FMP’s 2012 successes – in which the RSLC invested $5 million and focused on candidates of Hispanic descent and increasing targeted outreach to younger voters – the RSLC became bigger, broader and bolder in extending the reach of FMP for the 2013-2014 cycle. Since 2013, FMP has incorporated a 50-state strategy and focused on recruiting candidates of all diverse backgrounds to run for state-level offices nationwide to ensure there would be a significant increase in Republican diverse elected officials at the state level.
• For the 2015-2016 cycle, FMP invested $7 million – in partnership with the RSLC’s Right Women, Right Now initiative – to identify, recruit and support 200 new, state-level diverse candidates in 36 states.
• Through these efforts, FMP and RWRN saw 23 new candidates of diverse ethnicity elected, as well as 163 new women. FMP also saw 17 diverse elected officials enter leadership.
• In 2015-2016, FMP supported notable candidates such as Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, the first African American elected statewide in Kentucky; Shane Aguirre (HD-17), the first Latino elected to the Mississippi state House; Jason Miyares (HD-82), the first Cuban American to serve as a Virginia Delegate; and Affie Ellis, the first Native American woman elected to the Wyoming legislature.
• Since FMP’s founding, RSLC staff has visited over 30 states for in-person recruitment meetings, candidate trainings and events primarily in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest/Great Lakes regions.
• In partnership with the RSLC’s RLCC, RLGA and RSSC caucuses, FMP has hosted nine small business roundtables with women and minority business leaders in California, Washington, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
• Since FMP’s founding, seven diverse Republican lieutenant governors and secretaries of state were elected or appointed who are serving today: Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Florida Lt. Governor), Evelyn Sanguinetti (Illinois Lt. Governor), Jenean Hampton (Kentucky Lt. Governor), Boyd Rutherford (Maryland Lt. Governor), John Sanchez (New Mexico Lt. Governor), Dave Lopez (Oklahoma Secretary of State) & Rolando Pablos (Texas Secretary of State).