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Republican State Leadership Committee Congratulates Pennsylvania Judges
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7th, 2017) — The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) congratulates our conservative judges and justices who were retained or elected in Pennsylvania tonight. RSLC President Matt Walter released the following statement upon these victories:
“The elections of Chief Justice Saylor and Justice Mundy begin to reverse Democratic control of Pennsylvania’s judiciary. Tonight’s results mirror those from 2016 which showed that voters prioritize and support judges who will follow the rule of law and not legislate from the bench. Running on the judicial philosophies exhibited and espoused by Justice Neil Gorsuch and the late Antonin Scalia, constitutional conservatives Justices Saylor and Mundy received a strong showing of support by Pennsylvania voters.”
The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative engaged in a nearly six-figure voter education effort in these races to encourage the election of conservative, rule-of-law judges. According to the Brennan Center, the RSLC is the nation’s largest outside spender in state-level judicial races.
The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI), launched in 2014, works to elect down-ballot, state-level conservatives to the judiciary. Through JFI, the RSLC became the only national political organization focused exclusively on the electoral process of judicial branches at the state level. Too often voters are starved of information about judicial candidates up for election and forced to vote completely in the dark. To address this critically important need, JFI provides the public with a balanced flow of relevant information to make educated decisions and support common sense conservative judges at the state level.
ABOUT the RSLC
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. In 2016, state-level Republicans maintained a record 69 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, held 31 lieutenant governor seats, and grew to 31 secretaries of state. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.