WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2019) – The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (RSLC – JFI) launched its first television ad today in support of Judge Brian Hagedorn. Additional advertising will soon follow in rotation, as part of a seven figure, statewide buy that includes digital, mail, broadcast, cable and radio.
“Since losing at the ballot box at record levels over the past decade, liberal socialists led by Barack Obama and Eric Holder have turned to partisan courts in multiple states to undermine election outcomes and rig the system for Democrats,” said Matt Walter, President of the Republican State Leadership Committee. “In states like Pennsylvania, liberals actively campaigned to win seats on a partisan state Supreme Court which, in turn, undermined the state legislature’s legally-drawn Congressional map. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is the next target for the Obama-Holder hit squad to takeover and undo the great work Wisconsin Republicans have accomplished, and elections Democrats failed to win,” added Walter.
Court watchers agree that a loss for conservatives on April 2nd, coupled with Wisconsin’s next Supreme Court election set for the same day as the Democrat Presidential Primary could enable judicial activist liberals to use Wisconsin’s Supreme Court to undermine the authority of the state legislature on a variety of issues.
“Outside progressive special interest groups, bankrolled by liberal billionaires like George Soros and Tom Steyer, have already injected their anti-business, anti-capitalism message throughout Wisconsin, and now it is time conservatives swing back. When we stand together, we win,” concluded Walter.
The thirty-second television spot can be seen here.
A full transcript of the ad is below.
A conservative Supreme Court defending our rights.
All thanks to YOUR vote.
But the radical out-of-state special interest groups are spending millions pushing Liberal Lisa Neubauer
And spreading false attacks against conservative, rule of law Judge Brian Hagedorn
Just like they did against Justice Kavanaugh.
But when conservatives stand together. We win.
So, make a plan, set a reminder, and VOTE on Tuesday, April second for conservative judge Brian Hagedorn.
The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI), launched in 2014, works to elect down-ballot, state-level conservatives to the judiciary. Through JFI, the RSLC became the only national political organization focused exclusively on the electoral process of judicial branches at the state level. Too often voters are starved of information about judicial candidates up for election and forced to vote completely in the dark. To address this critically important need, JFI provides the public with a balanced flow of relevant information to make educated decisions and support common sense conservative judges at the state level.
About the RSLC
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. State-level Republicans maintain 61 of 99 legislative chamber majorities across the country, hold 25 lieutenant governor seats, and control 28 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.