August 16, 2018
TO: Reporters and Opinion Writers
FROM: David James
Republican State Leadership Committee
Today’s Foxnews.com column by Speaker Newt Gingrich
With over 26 liberal groups organized on the left, along with a litigation strategy by Barack Obama and disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder to rig the system, Democrats are engaging at the state level with a well-funded war chest not seen before. Speaker Newt Gingrich today highlighted the success of the Republican State Leadership Committee’s investment in state level races as “devastating” to the Democrats’ farm team.
Speaker Gingrich wrote: “… the continuing investment by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) in state legislators is giving the Republican Party a farm team that is providing strong candidates for many key races.”
“In the process, Matt Walter and his team at the RSLC have devastated the Democrats’ farm teams. Democrats lost more than 900 state legislative seats when President Obama was in office.”
Read Speaker Gingrich’s full column here.
The RSLC developed the REDMAP 2010 program which helped flip record numbers of state legislative seats from Democrat to Republican on district lines largely gerrymandered by Democrats. In the lead up to REDMAP 2020, the RSLC this week released its first list of “18 in ‘18” highlighting key candidates running this cycle.