This Week in RSLC News: NC Senate President Dispels Redistricting Myths, Louisiana Lt. Governor Responds to Hurricane Harvey Damage, & more

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DID YOU KNOW… That in the 2016 gubernatorial election in North Carolina the Democratic candidate won only 26 of 100 counties. Compare that to the 1990s when Democrats in North Carolina won on average 55 counties in statewide races. This week North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger highlighted this drastic shift in a blog post pushing back on the many misleading and false claims by …

Weekly Update 8/24/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Florida Senator Marco Rubio endorsed Ileana Schirmer, the Republican candidate for New Jersey’s 14th Senate district. In his statement, Rubio said Schirmer “is an independent-minded leader with a proven track record of fighting for affordability in her community.” NOTEWORTHY NEWS Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson has called for a special session to expel Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Democratic …

Weekly Update 8/10/2017

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DID YOU KNOW… In 2009 Republicans had trifecta control of only 10 state governments. With West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s announcement that he would be switching parties, Republicans now have total control in 26 states across the country. Democrats, on the other hand, hold complete control in only five states. NOTEWORTHY NEWS RSLC President Matt Walter appeared on Tom Basile’s Sunday in America Sirius XM radio …

Weekly Update 8/3/2017

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DID YOU KNOW… The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee announced it’s 2017 Executive Committee this week. The Committee will be led by Speaker Mike Turzai of Pennsylvania and Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Iowa will serve as Vice-chairwoman. The Committee includes legislative leaders from 20 different states spanning the entire country. NOTEWORTHY NEWS RSLC President Matt Walter was quoted in a story about …

Weekly Update 7/27/2017

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DID YOU KNOW… The Washington State Senate is controlled by Republicans with only a one vote margin? That’s why the special election for Washington’s 45th Senate district is so important for Republicans to hold. Republican control of this seat is necessary to ensure that Washington state Democrats do not implement a state income tax. Jinyoung Englund is an outstanding candidate for …

Weekly Update 7/20/2017

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DID YOU KNOW… That four of the top 10 Governors with the highest approval rating used to serve as Lieutenant Governors? A Morning Consult poll released this week listed Republican Governors Kay Ivey of Alabama, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Gary Herbert of Utah, and Phil Scott of Vermont as having approval ratings that all topped 60%.  NOTEWORTHY NEWS The RSLC …

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 …