This Week in RSLC News: VA House of Delegate Race Tied, Nevada Recalls Certified, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republican state legislative candidates won special elections in Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi this Tuesday. This concludes a string of successful special elections for Republican state legislators heading into the new year. Following Tuesday’s results, RSLC President Matt Walter said these victories are “busting the myth that an electoral wave is imminent.” NOTEWORTHY NEWS The Virginia State Board of Elections will meet next Wednesday to determine the winner … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Update on Nevada Recalls, Republican Senate President to Become Lt. Governor in Minnesota, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… With Dean Tran’s victory in Massachusetts last week the Future Majority Project has now helped elect 100 diverse candidates since its founding in 2011. Just this year alone the Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives have supported the election of 11 new Republican state legislators. NOTEWORTHY NEWS In an exclusive to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, RSLC President Matt Walter, for … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip State Senate Seat in Massachusetts, SGLF Announces TV Ads in Kansas, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans won a state Senate special election in Massachusetts Tuesday night. Dean Tran, a local Republican councilman, defeated three other opponents in the race for the Worcester and Middlesex Senate district which makes this the fourth state legislative seat to flip from Democrat to Republican control in 2017. “Dean Tran’s victory tonight again shows that Republican candidates can be successful … Read More

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