RSLC Weekly Roundup 11/28-12/02

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This week, the RLCC congratulated Jonathan Shell on being selected to serve as Kentucky’s House Majority Floor Leader, alongside incoming House Speaker Jeff Hoover.


The Weekly Standard reported on the Republican takeover of the Kentucky state House, noting that the victory “demonstrates in just what dire straits Democrats find themselves among what used to be part of the party’s core base: the rural white working class.”

The Weekly Standard reported on “Democratic losses in the age of Obama,” noting that “during the postwar era, no two-term president has lost more U.S. House seats and state legislative seats than Obama.”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Kentucky House Republicans elected a “moderate, younger leadership team” including David Meade as New Majority Caucus Chairman and Rep. Jonathan Shell as House Majority Floor Leader.

The Associated Press reported that Idaho Republicans re-elected their leadership in the House and Senate, including House Speaker Scott Bedke, Majority Leader Mike Moyle, Assistant Majority Leader Brent Cran and Majority Caucus Chairman John Vander Woude.

Fox Carolina reported that Lt. Governor Henry McMaster is set to become South Carolina’s 117th governor after Governor Nikki Haley goes on to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

The St. Louis Dispatch reported that Missouri lawmakers are looking to introduce right-to-work legislation with Governor-elect Eric Greitens on board.