This Week in RSLC News: TX Speaker Straus Not Running for Re-Election, NC Legislator Switches Parties, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans in North Carolina added another member to their supermajority in the state House this week? Rep. Bill Brisson, formerly a Democratic representative, announced he would be switching to the Republican Party. Brisson, who represents a rural district, said he had fallen out of touch with the Democratic Party’s trend leftward. With this news, Republican Speaker Tim Moore‘s supermajority increases to 75 …

This Week in RSLC News: Washington Examiner Covers “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” List, A Big Endorsement for WA’s Special Election, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… The RSLC released its “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” list this week. This year’s list includes 7 candidates who already ran in special elections as well as 10 candidates who will be on the ballot in critical races this November in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington. The Washington Examiner praised the RSLC upon its release writing, “Women and minorities …

North Jersey Special Interests Go All in For Colin Bell

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Jersey Special Interests Go All in For Colin Bell Republican State Leadership Committee Announces TV Ad Campaign Against Colin Bell WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19th, 2017) – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee announced a television ad buy targeting Democrat Colin Bell over his support from special interest groups who back expanding casino gaming to North Jersey. …

Justin Fairfax: So Far Left Even His Own Party Isn’t Supporting Him

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Justin Fairfax: So Far Left Even His Own Party Isn’t Supporting Him VA Democrat Lieutenant Governor Candidate Excluded from Northam’s Campaign Fliers WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18th, 2017) – Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Justin Fairfax is being left off campaign literature featuring Democratic statewide candidates over his opposition to pipeline construction in the state. According to the …

Republican State Leadership Committee Announces “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” List

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Republican State Leadership Committee Announces “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” List WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17th, 2017) – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) debuted its “17 in ’17: Races to Watch.” Comprised of the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP) and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) candidates who ran or are running for state-level offices around …

Vin Gopal: In the Pocket of New Jersey’s Union Bosses That Raise Taxes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vin Gopal: In the Pocket of New Jersey’s Union Bosses That Raise Taxes Republican State Leadership Committee Releases TV Campaign Against Vin Gopal WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17th, 2017) – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced an initial investment in the race for New Jersey’s 11th Senate district with an ad targeting Democrat Vin Gopal over his contributions …

RSLC Weekly Update 10/12/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Florida Republicans announced their support of state Rep. Jose Oliva to serve as the next House speaker if they hold the majority in 2018. “You’ve got someone who is conservative, who is principled, who is willing to tear down the top-down structure and is willing to share power with his colleagues,’’ said House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, as he nominated Oliva …

Future Majority Friday: Kentucky Senator Ralph Alvarado

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Ralph Alvarado represents the 28th Senate district in the Kentucky Senate and also works as a physician when not serving in the legislature. What inspired you to run for public office? I was tired of watching people who did not understand healthcare making decisions or, at times, not acting when necessary reforms were needed.  I also wanted to achieve proper …

This Week in RSLC News: Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison’s Remarks on the Las Vegas Shooting, Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments for Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps, and more

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MUST WATCH… Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison’s remarks during a press conference following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas. Hutchison has shown tremendous leadership in this trying time for all those affected by Sunday night’s shooting. Hutchison is the Chairman of the RLGA and the RSLC staff has been keeping him and the rest of those affected by the shooting in …

“A Constitutional Right to Win? The Democrats Want One” by RSLC President Matt Walter

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RSLC President Matt Walter wrote an op-ed for Real Clear Politics on the Gill v. Whitford Supreme Court case regarding redistricting. See below for a brief excerpt: Does the Democratic Party have a constitutional right to win a minimum number of elections? Of course not, but that’s what lawyers for a group of Wisconsin Democrats effectively argued at the Supreme Court in Gill v. …