This Week in RSLC News: Judicial Fairness Initiative Enters Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, RLGA Voices Support for USMCA, and more

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The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) launched a seven-figure campaign in support of Wisconsin conservative Judge Brian Hagedornahead of the April 2nd state Supreme Court election.  In a statement, RSLC President Matt Walter said, “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 take over and undo the great work Wisconsin Republicans have accomplished, and elections Democrats failed to win.”  The statewide buy includes digital, mail, broadcast, cable, and radio, and seeks to inform voters about the choice they have in this election.  Read more about the campaign here.
 Following a meeting Wednesday with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney at the White House regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) issued a letter in support of President Trump’s recently negotiated trade agreement.  “We urge the passage of this trade deal and remain able and ready to promote its achievements,” the letter states.  25 Republican lieutenant governors signed on in support, including Arkansas Lt. Governor and RLGA Chairman Tim Griffin.The Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighted Virginia Speaker of the House Kirk Cox’s efforts to recruit minority and female candidates in suburb districts this year.  In ten of the competitive districts House Republicans are targeting, seven have female or African-American candidates running.  “It is important to have candidates that reflect our different communities,” Cox said. “We have strong women and African-American candidates this year, a good diverse slate of ‘A’ candidates.”  In 2019, all 100 seats are up for election in the House of Delegates.  Republicans maintain a 51-49 advantage.Republican Dwight Loftis won the special election on Tuesday to fill the vacany for South Carolina’s 6th Senate district.  Loftis, who served in the state House of Representatives for 23 years, prevailed despite his challenger receiving support from five Democratic presidential candidates.