This Week in RSLC News: Husted Wins Ohio Republican Lt. Governor Nomination, RSLC Releases Ad for PA Special Election, and more

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Jon Husted clinched the Republican Lt. Governor nomination in Ohio on Tuesday night. Husted currently serves as the Secretary of State and is running as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine‘s running mate. Husted easily won his two statewide races for the Secretary of State office in 2010 and 2014 and previously served in the Ohio legislature.


On Tuesday the RSLC released a television ad highlighting Tim O’Neal‘s candidacy in the special election for Pennslyvania’s 48th House district. O’Neal served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and received a Bronze Star for his service. “The RSLC constantly looks for opportunities to support candidates with strong character who are ready to lead,” RSLC President Matt Walter said upon release of the ad.

Florida Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran officially passed on a gubernatorial bid Wednesday and instead endorsed Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Corcoran, who had been rumored to be planning a gubernatorial bid, said he recently reevaluated the field and urged Republicans to “rally around the right person to lead this state.”

Ohio state Senator Frank LaRose clinched the Republican nomination for Secretary of State in Tuesday’s primary. LaRose ran unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Democratic state Rep. Kathleen Clyde in the general election. In Ohio, the Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing elections in the state and registering business entities.

This past weekend the RSLC began running an ad in support of David Sterling, a candidate for the Arkansas Supreme Court. The ad highlights Sterling’s conservative credentials for the state Supreme Court. Sterling, the chief counsel for the Department of Human Services, is running against two opponents including incumbent Associate Justice Courtney Goodson.