This Week in RSLC News: Third Edition of “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” List, RSLC Featured in Associated Press Story, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Last weekend the Associated Press ran an article focusing on the implications of this fall’s state legislative elections in regards to the 2020 redistricting process. “Democrats are doubling their spending for this year’s state House and Senate elections. It’s a renewed and increasingly urgent attempt to put a dent in the Republican ranks before it’s too late … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip Texas Senate District, “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” Hispanic Heritage Month Edition Released, and more

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YOU WON’T SEE THIS ON CNN WHEN IT HAPPENS… Texas Republicans flipped a Democrat state Senate district on Tuesday night with Senator-Elect Pete Flores’ victory in the special election for Texas’ 19th Senate district. The 19th Senate district had been represented by a Democrat for over 100 years and is a minority-majority district. Flores had the support of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, who contributed $175,000 to the efforts … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: RSLC Launches Independent Expenditure for Jim Durkin, SGLF Goes Up with 2nd Ad, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Tuesday, the RSLC launched a digital advertisement campaign in support of Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. “We want to remind voters in Leader Durkin’s home district that he has kept his promise to stand up for Illinois families against Speaker Madigan’s liberal, tax-and-spend agenda,” RSLC President Matt Walter said upon release of the campaign. The Chicago Tribune reported “The move, an … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: SGLF Launches Ad Campaign in Maine, Florida Lt. Governor Nominee Announced, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The State Government Leadership Foundation, a strategic policy partner of the RSLC, released a digital and television advertisement in Maine this week highlighting Republican legislators’ support of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be an incredible addition to the Supreme Court and I proudly join the Maine legislators who have … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Karl Rove Op-Ed on 2020 Redistricting Battle, Oklahoma Lt. Governor Runoff Results, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Karl Rove, in his weekly column for the Wall Street Journal, praised the RLSC’s efforts electing Republican majorities to state legislatures this decade, as Republicans currently control 67 of 99 legislative chambers. “Much of the GOP’s sweeping success at the state level over the past decade has been due to the efforts of the Republican State Leadership Committee,” Rove writes. With the … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Alaska Primary Results, West Virginia Speaker Resigns to Run for Supreme Court, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Six state Senate chambers, up for election this cycle, have slim one-seat majorities. Republicans hold a one-seat majority in the Colorado, Maine, and New York Senate chambers while Democrats hold a one-seat majority in Washington. The Connecticut and Minnesota Senate chambers are currently tied. Who controls the majorities in these closely watched and competitive chambers after this cycle could … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Newt’s Op-ed on the RSLC’s Efforts, State Legislators Win Statewide Primaries, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Former Speaker Newt Gingrich praised the Republican State Leadership Committee in his weekly op-ed for Fox News this week. “The continuing investment by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) in state legislators is giving the Republican Party a farm team that is providing strong candidates for many key races,” Gingrich wrote in his analysis of the Tuesday primary elections. He continued, “Matt … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Democrats form lieutenant governors group, Colyer and Kobach are in a dead heat, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Tuesday, Democrats announced they will once again mirror Republican success at the state-level after a decade of losses and form the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (DLGA).  The move is just the latest attempt from the Left to crawl back to neutral in down-ballot races.  In a statement  to the Washington Post, RSLC Vice President Justin Richards said, “Republican Lt. Governors have been highly successful in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: 18 in 18 Races to Watch List Released, Date Set for Virginia House of Delegates Special Election, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives released its “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list this morning. The first installment of this year’s list includes female and diverse down-ballot candidates from around the country including in key swing states such as Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina. The full release can … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Georgia Primary Runoff Results, Lt. Governor Griffin Pens Op-Ed on Judge Kavanaugh, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Arkansas Lt. Governor and RLGA Vice Chairman Tim Griffin served in the Bush White House alongside Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Griffin in an op-ed this week noted he has followed Kavanaugh’s “career with great interest” and said, “His intellect, experience, and commitment to the Constitution make him the ideal addition to the Supreme Court.” Griffin went on to praise Judge … Read More