GOP strengthens its grip on state legislature

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Indy Star Republicans increased the size of their supermajorities in the Indiana General Assembly to historic proportions during Tuesday’s election. In the House, the GOP picked up two seats for a 71-29 advantage — the largest majority for either party in 40 years. Republicans fared even better in the Senate, where they picked up three seats to gain a whopping … Read More

GOP makes historic gains in state Legislature

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Metro News Republicans made a hard charge to power in the West Virginia legislature, taking control of the House of Delegates and pulling even in the state Senate. The GOP hasn’t enjoyed a majority in the 100-seat House of Delegates since 1931 but made historic gains in Tuesday’s general election. Republicans closed the night with a 64-36 edge, picking up … Read More

Republicans pick up seats in Mass. Legislature

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The Boston Globe With results still pouring in Tuesday night, Massachusetts Republicans appeared poised to pick up a handful of seats in the state Legislature. Party strategists said any gains would give Charlie Baker a stronger hand on Beacon Hill if he pulled out a tight governor’s race. “It definitely gives him some allies — to talk to colleagues, to … Read More

2014 RLCC Executive Committee electoral gains

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TO:                  Interested Parties FROM:             Erin Veltman, Executive Director DATE:              November 6, 2014 RE:                   2014 RLCC Executive Committee electoral gains State legislative Republicans celebrated their most successful election ever with the greatest number of Republicans winning office and most … Read More

Republicans Poised to Gain Supermajority of Legislative Majorities

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TO:           Interested Parties FROM:      Justin Richards, RSLC Political Director DATE:       November 4, 2014 RE:            Republicans Poised to Gain Supermajority of Legislative Majorities Polling trend lines and early voting numbers show that Tuesday night will be a strong night for Republicans up and down the ticket … Read More

President’s Perspective: Midwestern Latino Political Participation

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Hispanic Heritage Month is an important opportunity in our country to celebrate the significant contributions of the Latino community in the United States from coast-to-coast and over many generations. While Hispanics have had a long and rich concentration in the states surrounding the U.S – Mexico border, the desert southwest and larger communities in New York and Florida, there is … Read More

President’s Perspective: The Importance of the Judicial Fairness Initiative

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Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 ruling, upheld Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature’s landmark labor reforms. The reforms, known as Act 10, have already spurred innovation and job creation and created the opportunity to give middle-class Wisconsin families real tax relief. Backed by the union bosses and old corrupt centers of bureaucratic power, the enemies of … Read More

President’s Perspective: .gop Helps Republicans up Their “Game”

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Since Howard Dean’s 2004 primary campaign first showed us the potential of online organizing, the political world has been taken over by technology designed to spread messages and organize supporters. This transformation has caused technology to go from a side-show within normal campaign operations to a mainstay of any operation worth its salt. The Obama reelection campaign, the gold standard … Read More