This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip State Legislative Seat in MS, MI Lt. Governor Calley Announces Run for Governor, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans flipped their third state legislative seat this year on Tuesday night. Mississippi Republican Neil Whaley defeated his Democratic opponent in a special election for Mississippi’s 10th Senate district. The seat was previously held by the Democrat Minority Leader of the state Senate. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves congratulated Whaley on his victory by saying in a statement: “President Trump, Governor Bryant, and I … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: PA Speaker Mike Turzai Announces Run for Governor, New Oregon Senate Republican Leader, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Oregon Senate Republicans chose State Senator Jackie Winters to serve as the new Senate Republican Leader. Former Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli stepped down from his office after being appointed to a separate position within the state government. In her new position, Winters becomes the first African-American legislator from either party to serve as a caucus leader in Oregon’s history. After … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Chris Brown Wins in New Jersey, Republicans Hold Slim Majority in Virginia, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Chris Brown won his campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd state Senate district on Tuesday night. Brown has served as an assemblyman for a part of this Atlantic City area Senate district since 2011. When he announced his candidacy, Brown promised: “to fight against any possible expansion of gaming in New Jersey, pass legislation to help diversify Atlantic County’s economy, [and] … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Two Virginia Papers Endorse Jill Vogel for Lt. Governor, Signatures Submitted for Nevada Recalls, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… When Ed Gillespie chaired the Republican State Leadership Committee he helped found our Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives which have elected nearly 500 diverse and/or female Republican state legislative candidates. Gillespie, now running to become Virginia’s next Governor, was endorsed at the end of last week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial board which said, “Gillespie has run an energetic, … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: TX Speaker Straus Not Running for Re-Election, NC Legislator Switches Parties, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans in North Carolina added another member to their supermajority in the state House this week? Rep. Bill Brisson, formerly a Democratic representative, announced he would be switching to the Republican Party. Brisson, who represents a rural district, said he had fallen out of touch with the Democratic Party’s trend leftward. With this news, Republican Speaker Tim Moore‘s supermajority increases to 75 … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Washington Examiner Covers “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” List, A Big Endorsement for WA’s Special Election, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… The RSLC released its “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” list this week. This year’s list includes 7 candidates who already ran in special elections as well as 10 candidates who will be on the ballot in critical races this November in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington. The Washington Examiner praised the RSLC upon its release writing, “Women and minorities … Read More

RSLC Weekly Update 10/12/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Florida Republicans announced their support of state Rep. Jose Oliva to serve as the next House speaker if they hold the majority in 2018. “You’ve got someone who is conservative, who is principled, who is willing to tear down the top-down structure and is willing to share power with his colleagues,’’ said House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, as he nominated Oliva … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison’s Remarks on the Las Vegas Shooting, Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments for Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps, and more

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MUST WATCH… Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison’s remarks during a press conference following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas. Hutchison has shown tremendous leadership in this trying time for all those affected by Sunday night’s shooting. Hutchison is the Chairman of the RLGA and the RSLC staff has been keeping him and the rest of those affected by the shooting in … Read More

RSLC Weekly Update 9/28/17

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DID YOU KNOW… Daniel Perez defeated Gabriela Mayaudón in the Florida House District 116 special election. “My inspiration is my family and the future of my community. District 116 is home. This is where I grew up, went to high school, and currently live. Being able to represent my family, friends, and neighbors would be the opportunity of a lifetime,” Perez … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Matt Walter’s Piece in National Review on CT Budget, New Virginia Polls, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… The Democratic Governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy, is threatening to veto a budget that passed the state legislature with bipartisan support. Republican leaders in the House and the Senate passed a budget in the Democratically controlled legislature with the help of a few Democrats that would balance the state budget without increasing taxes. RSLC President and SGLF Executive … Read More