This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip State Senate Seat in Massachusetts, SGLF Announces TV Ads in Kansas, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans won a state Senate special election in Massachusetts Tuesday night. Dean Tran, a local Republican councilman, defeated three other opponents in the race for the Worcester and Middlesex Senate district which makes this the fourth state legislative seat to flip from Democrat to Republican control in 2017. “Dean Tran’s victory tonight again shows that Republican candidates can be successful … Read More

Republican Dean Tran Flips Democrat Held State Senate Seat in Massachusetts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David James djames@rslc.gop Republican Dean Tran Flips Democrat Held State Senate Seat in Massachusetts WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5th, 2017) – Massachusetts state Senate candidate Dean Tran became the fourth Republican in 2017 to flip a state legislative seat previously held by a Democrat after his special election victory Tuesday evening. The Democratic presidential nominees have won the … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Republicans Flip State Legislative Seat in MS, MI Lt. Governor Calley Announces Run for Governor, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans flipped their third state legislative seat this year on Tuesday night. Mississippi Republican Neil Whaley defeated his Democratic opponent in a special election for Mississippi’s 10th Senate district. The seat was previously held by the Democrat Minority Leader of the state Senate. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves congratulated Whaley on his victory by saying in a statement: “President Trump, Governor Bryant, and I … Read More

Conservative Neil Whaley Flips Former Democrat Senate Leader’s State Legislative Seat

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David James djames@rslc.gop Conservative Neil Whaley Flips Former Democrat Senate Leader’s State Legislative Seat ​ WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 29th, 2017) — Republican State Leadership Committee President Matt Walter released the following statement upon Neil Whaley’s special election victory for Mississippi’s 10th Senate district: “Neil Whaley’s victory last night shows that strong candidates with a background in creating jobs can … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: PA Speaker Mike Turzai Announces Run for Governor, New Oregon Senate Republican Leader, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Oregon Senate Republicans chose State Senator Jackie Winters to serve as the new Senate Republican Leader. Former Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli stepped down from his office after being appointed to a separate position within the state government. In her new position, Winters becomes the first African-American legislator from either party to serve as a caucus leader in Oregon’s history. After … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Chris Brown Wins in New Jersey, Republicans Hold Slim Majority in Virginia, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Chris Brown won his campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd state Senate district on Tuesday night. Brown has served as an assemblyman for a part of this Atlantic City area Senate district since 2011. When he announced his candidacy, Brown promised: “to fight against any possible expansion of gaming in New Jersey, pass legislation to help diversify Atlantic County’s economy, [and] … Read More

2017 Post-Election Day Memo: Enhanced Liberal Operations Result in Blue States Voting More Blue

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David James djames@rslc.gop Enhanced Liberal Operations Result in Blue States Voting More Blue RSLC Continues to Push Focus on State Races WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2017) –  Going into Election night, the Republican State Leadership Committee had helped to build ten Republican majorities across seven traditionally blue states including the Washington Senate and Virginia House.  Democrats … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Two Virginia Papers Endorse Jill Vogel for Lt. Governor, Signatures Submitted for Nevada Recalls, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… When Ed Gillespie chaired the Republican State Leadership Committee he helped found our Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives which have elected nearly 500 diverse and/or female Republican state legislative candidates. Gillespie, now running to become Virginia’s next Governor, was endorsed at the end of last week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial board which said, “Gillespie has run an energetic, … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: TX Speaker Straus Not Running for Re-Election, NC Legislator Switches Parties, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republicans in North Carolina added another member to their supermajority in the state House this week? Rep. Bill Brisson, formerly a Democratic representative, announced he would be switching to the Republican Party. Brisson, who represents a rural district, said he had fallen out of touch with the Democratic Party’s trend leftward. With this news, Republican Speaker Tim Moore‘s supermajority increases to 75 … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Washington Examiner Covers “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” List, A Big Endorsement for WA’s Special Election, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… The RSLC released its “17 in ’17: Races to Watch” list this week. This year’s list includes 7 candidates who already ran in special elections as well as 10 candidates who will be on the ballot in critical races this November in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington. The Washington Examiner praised the RSLC upon its release writing, “Women and minorities … Read More