Weekly Round Up 7/13/17

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DID YOU KNOW… That 10 current Republican Governors have previously served as Lieutenant Governors? This year alone five Republican Lieutenant Governors have gone on to assume the role of Governor including Alabama’s Kay Ivey, Indiana’s Eric Holcomb, Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, South Carolina’s Henry McMaster, and Vermont’s Phil Scott. NOTEWORTHY NEWS The RSLC announced that Andrew Wynne will lead the Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) …

Weekly Roundup 7/6/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans hold 31 of 50 Secretaries of State offices, a record high for Republicans. This past election cycle Republicans flipped four Secretary of State offices including Missouri, West Virginia, Montana, and even Oregon! Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s new Secretary of State, became the first Republican to win a statewide race in Oregon in 14 years.       NOTEWORTHY …

Weekly Roundup 6/29/2017

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DID YOU KNOW? The nonpartisan Cook Political Report moved the 2018 Connecticut Governor’s race from a “Lean Democrat” to a “Toss Up.” Since 2008, Republicans have made significant gains in the state legislature including flipping three State Senate seats last cycle leading to an even 18-18 split. On the House side, Republicans have doubled the number of seats they hold and …

Weekly Roundup 6/22/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Karen Handel, recently elected to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, will be the first Republican Congresswoman to represent the State of Georgia. Handel served as Georgia’s Secretary of State from 2007-2010. Prior to her campaign for Congress, Handel served on the RSLC Board of Directors and co-chaired the Right Women, Right Now initiative which has elected 386 new female Republican …

Weekly Round Up 6/15/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Jill Vogel won the GOP nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor this week. If elected, Vogel will be the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in a state that has not had a woman in statewide elected office for more than two decades. The RSLC is investing heavily in Vogel’s campaign, announcing this week an initial $25,000 contribution …

Weekly Round Up 6/8/17

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DID YOU KNOW… The U.S. House of Representatives is voting on the Financial CHOICE Act today, which replaces Dodd-Frank. House Republicans have been using financialchoice.gop to promote the bill. NOTEWORTHY NEWS RealClearPolicy featured an op-ed by RSLC President Matt Walter encouraging the Supreme Court to summarily reverse the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin’s decision on Gill v. Whitford. The case has the potential to completely …

Weekly Round Up 6/2/17

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DID YOU KNOW… In the 2015-2016 election cycle, RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women Right Now initiative jointly invested $7 million to identify, recruit and support more than 200 new, state-level diverse candidates in 36 states, and 690 female candidates in 40 states. That investment resulted in the election of 23 candidates of diverse ethnicity and 163 female candidates. NOTEWORTHY NEWS The Aiken …

Weekly Roundup 5/18/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans outnumber Democrats in women lieutenant governors (eight to Democrats’ five)? Seven Republican women also serve in the role of secretary of state. NOTEWORTHY NEWS WRAL reported that the North Carolina Senate passed its 2017-2018 budget plan, which Republican leaders say continues their philosophy of restricted spending and tax cuts. According to Senate budget chairman Sen. Harry Brown, …

Weekly Roundup 4/27/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans continued their 2017 special elections success with Joe Polletta’s landslide 77 to 23 percent win for the Connecticut House District 68 seat. The victory builds on the GOP’s momentum in the state, where House Republicans picked up eight seats on Election Day 2016 and brought the Senate to a tie. NOTEWORTHY NEWS Caffeinated Thoughts reported on statements …

Weekly Roundup 4/3/17 – 4/7/17

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IN THE NEWS The Republican State Leadership Committee released a statement revealing that “Let America Vote” is really just a liberal front group using a fight against a common-sense bill making its way through the New Hampshire legislature that would help voters in the state. “The idea that a failed Missouri candidate would spend money from undisclosed resources to fight common sense legislation …