This Week in RSLC News: Supreme Court Remands Redistricting Case, New Lt. Governor in Missouri, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Monday the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ruled the plaintiffs in Gill v. Whitford did not present or possess evidence “that would tend to demonstrate a burden on their individual votes.” The decision effectively leaves the Wisconsin state Assembly map in place but the Justices sent the case back down to the trial court providing the plaintiffs another … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Special Election Victory in Wisconsin, NV Senate Leader Michael Roberson Wins Lt. Governor Nomination, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republican Jon Plumer defeated his Democrat opponent in a special election to fill a vacancy for Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District. Plumer essentially ran on par with President Trump’s margins from this district which Trump carried with 54% of the vote in 2016. Republicans will maintain their historic  64-35 majority in the state assembly. NOTEWORTHY NEWS National Democratic Redistricting Committee Chairman Eric … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: 7th Republican Lt. Governor to Become Governor since 2016, Biggest Tax Cut in Iowa State History, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… When Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson takes the gubernatorial oath on Friday afternoon he will become the 7th Republican Lt. Governor since 2016 to become Governor, again highlighting the importance of building up the Republican bench in down-ballot races. Parson, whom the RLSC significantly supported in his 2016 campaign for Lt. Governor, previously spent over a decade in the Missouri legislature. … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Georgia Runoffs, Oklahoma State Senator Kim David Named Majority Floor Leader, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Eleven new Right Women, Right Now candidates won primaries for the Kentucky House on Tuesday night. Heading into this cycle, the Kentucky Republican House caucus made a concerted effort this cycle to recruit strong female candidates throughout the state to diversify the ranks of their majority. NOTEWORTHY NEWS David Sterling will face Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip Pennsylvania State House Seat, GOP Lt. Governor Nominees Finalized in Idaho and Pennsylvania, and more

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YOU WON’T SEE THIS ON CNN… Republicans flipped a state legislative seat Tuesday night in a Pennsylvania special election. Former Army Ranger Tim O’Neal defeated his Democratic opponent in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 48th House District. O’Neal is the first Republican to represent this Western Pennsylvania House District since its creation in 1968. The RSLC launched a full-scale micro-targeted campaign of about $150,000 over … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Husted Wins Ohio Republican Lt. Governor Nomination, RSLC Releases Ad for PA Special Election, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Jon Husted clinched the Republican Lt. Governor nomination in Ohio on Tuesday night. Husted currently serves as the Secretary of State and is running as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine‘s running mate. Husted easily won his two statewide races for the Secretary of State office in 2010 and 2014 and previously served in the Ohio legislature. NOTEWORTHY NEWS On … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Win Four New York Special Elections, Virginia Republican Delegate Passes on Mayoral Bid, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republican candidates Jacob Ashby, John Mikulin, Doug Smith, and Chris Tagueall won their special elections for seats in the New York state Assembly. In total 11 legislative special elections were held in New York on Tuesday and Republicans won every district that President Trump carried in 2016. With Tuesday’s victories, Republicans have now won 25 state legislative special elections in 2018. NOTEWORTHY NEWS … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republican Special Election Candidate Endorsed by New York Post, New WA House Republican Leader Profiled by Seattle Times, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… There are two legislative chambers up this November with slim one-vote Republican majorities. Senate Republican majorities in Colorado and Maine have been mentioned as targets by Democratic groups such as Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee as flip opportunities. Republicans held their majorities in these chambers in 2016 despite Hillary Clinton carrying them both. NOTEWORTHY NEWS The New York Post endorsed Republican … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Special Election Victory in Iowa, OK Lt. Governor Lamb in Strong Position to Make Runoff Election, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Republicans won their 20th special election of 2018 Tuesday night with Annette Sweeney‘s victory in Iowa’s 25th Senate district. Sweeney, a former state representative, handily defeated her Democratic opponent winning the district with over 56% of the vote. RSLC President Matt Walter in a statement following Sweeney’s victory said, “Tonight’s victory highlights how Republicans are maintaining their historical high level of total … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Future Majority Project Executive Committee Released, Daudt Defers to Pawlenty on Gubernatorial Run, and More

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Today, the RSLC’s Future Majority Project released its 2018 Executive Committee featuring Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti as co-chairs. The full Executive Committee includes 22 state-level Republican officeholders of diverse backgrounds including legislative leaders such as Florida Speaker-designate Jose Oliva and Oregon Senate Republican Leader Jackie Winters. Read the full press release here. NOTEWORTHY NEWS RSLC President Matt Walter joined … Read More