Georgia Republicans’ Path to Victory Begins With Flipping Trump-won Democrat-Held Districts

RSLC unveils offensive strategy to flip four Democrat-held districts won by Donald Trump in 2016

May 26th, 2020

 The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today unveiled one key path to victory for Georgia Republicans in the all-important 2020 redistricting cycle, identifying four opportunities to flip districts currently held by a Democrat but won by Donald Trump in 2016. Georgia House seats like districts 48, 50, 102, and 132 represent just a few overall targets for Republicans to win key flips and hold their legislative majorities to protect Georgians from liberal gerrymandering after the next Census. The committee’s announcement today will be reinforced by robust in-state earned media and digital campaigns focused on drawing clear contrasts between the Republican Party’s record of success and the Democratic Party’s embrace of the socialist agenda.

“Democrats’ gains in Georgia over the last several years is no fluke — this is truly a swing state and we need to be ready to fight like hell this fall,” said Austin Chambers, RSLC President. “If state Republicans don’t take this threat seriously, Democrats’ dreams of a blue Georgia could quickly morph into reality. Fortunately, Republicans are led by a strong class of candidates who are ready to run smart campaigns focused on Georgia issues. The RSLC is completely invested in doing whatever it takes to win.”

Republicans are in a strong position to hold their majorities in the House and Senate, with a 15-seat and 7-seat opportunity, respectively. Democratic Minority Leader Bob Trammell is a top target in Georgia House District 132. 

The RSLC earlier this month commissioned a poll of Georgia’s political landscape that revealed state Republicans are poised to win up-and-down the ballot this fall. Respondents selected Republicans by a 47-42% margin on the generic ballot for the state House, while just 39% say that Georgia would be better off if Democrats were in charge of state government.

Led by RSLC President Austin Chambers and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who serves on the committee’s Speakers Advisory Council, the RSLC team has decades of combined experience winning campaigns in the state of Georgia.

The committee in April also added longtime Republican strategist Karl Rove and former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to the board of directors.