This Week in RSLC News: No “Blue Wave” in Texas Primary, Republicans Win OK Special Election, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… RLCC Chairwoman Linda Upmeyer is the first female Speaker of the House in Iowa state history. In recognition of Women’s History Month this March, the RSLC sent out a press release last Friday highlighting Speaker Upmeyer’s contributions to her state with RSLC President Matt Walter saying, “As the first female Speaker in Iowa’s history, Speaker Upmeyer has boldly led her chamber to pursue numerous policies … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Win KY Special Election, North Carolina Candidate Filings, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… The Pennsylvania Congressional map overturned by the partisan-elected, Democrat state Supreme Court was passed with bipartisan support in 2011. In a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal, Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai notes, “The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed the 2011 Pennsylvania congressional map by a vote of 136-61, 100 Republicans voted ‘yes’ and 36 Democrats voted ‘yes.’ … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: 2/22/18

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DID YOU KNOW… After the 2016 elections, Republicans hold 31 Secretary of State offices spanning from Florida to Washington state.  Secretaries of State are critically important to ensuring free and fair elections, modernizing business development, and upholding accountability in state government.  Recognizing our historic highs, Democrats are trying to play catch-up.  In a recent article by the Associated Press, RSLC President Matt Walter said the accusations by liberal Democrats of … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: RLCC Executive Committee Announced, Republicans Win Special Elections in MN, GA, and OK, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) released its 2018 Executive Committee with Iowa Speaker Linda Upmeyer serving as the caucus’ first-ever Chairwoman. “With Republican majorities in 67 legislatures, the RLCC will have a lot of territory to defend in 2018 but I’m confident with the right message and resources we can maintain and grow these majorities,” Speaker Upmeyer said in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: RLGA Executive Committee Announced, Eric Holder’s NDRC Pledges $30 Million to Flip Statehouses, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association announced its 2018 Executive Committee this week with North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest as Chairman and Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin as Vice Chairman. “With 31 Republican Lt. Governors currently in office, Republicans will have a lot of territory to defend in 2018, and I look forward to helping elect Republican Lt. Governors across the country … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: CT House Republican Leader Themis Klarides Passes on Gubernatorial Bid, Secretaries of State File Amicus Briefs Regarding Redistricting, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… This week, in an effort organized by the Republican Secretaries of State Committee, a group of Republican Secretaries of State filed two separate Amicus Briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding redistricting cases out of Pennslyvania and North Carolina. In each brief, the Secretaries argued the lower court’s “eleventh-hour ruling” requiring new maps puts states in an untenable position in implementing these changes … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Democratic Controlled Court Rules Pennsylvania Legislative Maps Unconstitutional, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer Set to Become Governor, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer will become the sixth Republican Lt. Governor to become Governor since 2016. Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina, and Vermont have all had Republican Lt. Governors assume the gubernatorial office within the past year. Colyer is expected to take over as Governor next Wednesday after current Governor Sam Brownback was officially confirmed as a UN ambassador for … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: This Week in RSLC News: Special Election Analysis, Opportunities to Elect More Republicans in Maryland, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans won three out of four contested special elections held on Tuesday night. Republican candidates in state House special elections in Iowa, South Carolina, and Wisconsin were all victorious. In South Carolina, Nancy Mace, the first ever female graduate of the Citadel, easily defeated her Democratic opponent and will become the 21st female member of the South Carolina legislature upon … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Two Special Election Wins in Georgia, California Recall Proceeding, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Combined the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) and Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) intend to spend $65 million against Republican state legislative candidates this year. Mic reported that the NDRC’s spending will bring “previously unseen resources to Democratic campaigns at the state level.” Forward Majority, another Democratic super PAC focused on flipping state legislative chambers, has previously stated they plan to … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Keep Majority in VA House of Delegates, RSLC Op-ed in the Washington Times, and more

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BREAKING NEWS… Republicans will maintain control of the Virginia House of Delegates after Republican Delegate David Yancey was declared the winner in the race for the 94th House of Delegates district. Election officials determined the winner by drawing from a bowl after the race was declared tied after a recount. Yancey’s victory cements the Republican majority at 51 members in the 100-member legislative chamber. … Read More