Republicans Flip Two Legislative Seats in Deep Blue Connecticut

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GOP Wins Only State Legislative Seat Flips Since the 2018 Election WASHINGTON (February 27, 2019) – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is celebrating the victories of Senator-elect Gennaro Bizzarro (SD-6) and Representative-elect Joe Zullo (HD–99), both of whom flipped Democrat seats in the Connecticut Legislature, following their respective victories in yesterday’s special elections in the Nutmeg State. Under Democrat … Read More

The Republican Secretaries of State Committee Mourns the Passing of Secretary Dennis Richardson – Dedicated Public Servant, Family Man, and Veteran

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WASHINGTON (February 27, 2019) – The members of The Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC) were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, following his battle with brain cancer.  Elected Secretary of State in 2016, Richardson was the first Republican elected statewide in Oregon since 2002, and the first Republican Secretary of State … Read More

Republican Legislative Campaign Committee Announces 2019 Executive Committee

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North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger Will Serve as the Caucus Chairman Speaker Lee Chatfield (MI) and Speaker Kirk Cox (VA) to Serve as Vice Chairs WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2019) — The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), announced that North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger will serve … Read More

Republican State Leadership Committee Welcomes Ag America

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David James djames@rslc.gop Republican State Leadership Committee Welcomes Ag America States’ Top Agricultural Officials Join Forces with Premiere Downticket Republican Committee WASHINGTON (February 22, 2019) – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced today that Ag America, the nation’s top organization dedicated to electing and supporting Republican state agricultural leaders, would join the RSLC as its fourth major … Read More

Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Selects Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin to Serve as Chairman

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Jamesdjames@rslc.gop Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Selects Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin to Serve as Chairman Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg to Serve as Vice Chair WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15th, 2019) — The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) announced Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin will serve as the 2019 Chairman of the national organization. “It is my … Read More

Republican Legislative Campaign Committee Announces New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Jamesdjames@rslc.gop Republican Legislative Campaign Committee Announces New Executive Director Iowa Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer Praises Hiring of Melanie Pfeiffenberger WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) — The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced that Melanie Pfeiffenberger will serve as the Executive Director for the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) for the 2019-2020 cycle. “Melanie has been … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Virginia Republicans Post Strong Fundraising Numbers, Lieutenant Governors’ Inaugurations, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Both chambers of the Virginia legislature will be up for election this November. Republicans hold slim majorities in both the House of Delegates and the state Senate and national Democrat groups have already announced plans to target both chambers. Recently released fundraising numbers show House Republicans under the leadership of Speaker Kirk Cox with a strong advantage to start … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: SGLF Files Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, New Leadership in Texas and Tennessee Legislatures, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Friday, the State Government Leadership Foundation filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, supporting the Virginia House of Delegates’ standing to appeal the lower court’s decision in the Virginia redistricting case. “What we have seen from Democrats and progressives in the past year is a systemic effort, in multiple states, … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: The Myth of “Nonpartisan” Ballot Initiatives, Mike Turzai Re-Elected as Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… RSLC President Matt Walter, in an interview with the New York Times, pushed back on many of the so-called “nonpartisan” statewide ballot initiatives in 2018 which focused on removing power from state legislators to draw state legislative and Congressional district lines. “Cleverly worded ballot measures regarding redistricting are often nothing more than Democrat politics wrapped in some sort … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Louisiana Secretary of State Runoff Election, Speaker Moore Re-Elected as N.C. Speaker of the House, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Louisiana Republican Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin won the runoff election to fulfill the remaining term of the office. Ardoin has been serving in the role since May and will be up for re-election for a full term in November 2019. “The secretary of state’s office is turning the page and entering a new chapter, a chapter I … Read More