This Week in RSLC News: Austin Chambers Named RSLC President, Judge Neubauer Concedes Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, and more

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The Board of Directors of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced the selection of Austin Chambers as the RSLC’s new President, following the transition of current RSLC President Matt Walter to senior strategic consultant for the organization and on significant projects like RedMap through the completion of the 2020 campaign cycle. Chambers, a native of Georgia, comes to the RSLC after a string of recent campaign victories, including Governor Brian Kemp (former RSSC Chairman),Governor Kay Ivey (former RLGA Executive Committee Member), and U.S. Senator David PerdueRSLC Chairman Bill McCollum praised Chambers in the organization’s announcement saying, “After a thorough nationwide search, we are excited to welcome Austin Chambers to our growing organization at such an important time heading into the 2020 cycle – with ramifications that will affect our political landscape for the next decade.”
 Judge Brian Hagedorn officially declared victory on Wednesday morning after his opponent, Lisa Neubauer, conceded the race for the open Wisconsin Supreme Court seat. She had initially indicated her desire to request a recount but as Judge Hagedorn’s lead grew in the first canvass of votes she announced she would concede and focus on her re-election to the Court of the Appeals. “The election of Judge Brian Hagedorn has rocked American politics in the last week, with conservatives uniting and rejecting the Obama-Holder backed liberal, activist judge that would have helped radical Democrats’ new frontier that is seeping into court races across the nation,” Matt Walter said in a press release following Neubauer’s announcement. The Committee also released a video highlighting its efforts in the race that can be seen below.

The RSLC Future Majority Project has released a document highlighting Kentucky lieutenant governor candidate Ralph Alvarado and his background as a state Senator and medical professional. Alvarado writes that his “relationships with members in both chambers should help [him] work with House and Senate leadership to coordinate an agenda that will position Kentucky for tremendous growth and economic prosperity in the future.” He became the first Hispanic American elected to the Kentucky General Assembly when he was first elected in 2014.  

New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced he will challenge Democrat Congressman Tom Malinowski for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional district. “I have concerns about the direction of our Congress.  New Jersey deserves strong leadership and I’m exploring a run for Congress,” Kean recently told the New Jersey Globe. National Republicans view New Jersey’s 7th Congressional district as a top target in their quest to regain the House majority in 2020.