Record-setting month follows committee’s best odd-year fundraising haul, showing continued strength leading into 2020 redistricting cycle
WASHINGTON – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced it closed the first month of the year with its greatest January fundraising haul in committee history, setting a new record by $200,000. On the heels of the RSLC and its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), setting an odd-year fundraising record in 2019, the announcement today demonstrates the continued strength of the committee leading into the all-important 2020 redistricting election cycle.
“Republicans are firing on all cylinders as we enter 2020,” said Austin Chambers, RSLC President. “Last week’s big team win in Texas House District 28 juiced the enthusiasm of our supporters and gave us the momentum necessary to break fundraising records — again. Make no mistake, though, Democrats are going to outspend down-ballot Republicans all across the country in 2020. We have to continue to step up to help close the gap. As important as it was to get off to a great start in 2020, it will be even more critical to carry that energy into the next several months and through the end of the year. We have to be ready – and we will be. Our Party – and our country – depends on it.
In December 2019, the RSLC announced that former U.S. House Speakers Paul Ryan, John Boehner, and Newt Gingrich joined the committee to form and lead a Speakers Advisory Council that would provide critical support to the RSLC’s Right Lines 2020 initiative to protect Republican legislative majorities in the states. Expert, public estimates have predicted that the results in as few as 42 state legislative seats could determine as much as a 136-seat swing in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next ten years. With such a drastic potential swing at stake, the RSLC will help to lead the Republican Party’s unified efforts on redistricting by supporting Republicans in key states where holding legislative majorities matters most. This includes key presidential battleground states like: Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin. The RSLC will also remained focused on electing Republicans to statewide offices, adding to the great group of lieutenant governors, secretaries of state, and agriculture commissioners, as well as continuing its work to elect conservatives to state courts across the country.