RSLC Launches Women’s History Month Social Media Campaign to Celebrate Women in Office, Encourage Future Women Leaders to Run

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) through its ‘Right Women, Right Now’ initiative launched a month-long social media campaign for Women’s History Month to celebrate state-level elected Republican women leaders from yesterday and today and encourage new women leaders to run for office and break new ground. The RSLC will share on Facebook and Twitter new … Read More

In the states, Democrats have a long, long battle ahead

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The Washington Post If you care about the long term prospects of the Democratic Party, here’s something to start paying attention to right now: The gubernatorial races in the next few cycles. Their outcome could help determine what the next decade’s redistricting outcomes could look like — which in turn could help influence Democratic chances of winning back the House … Read More

RLCC Congratulates Stephen Harding on Election to the Connecticut General Assembly

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Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2015) – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulated Stephen Harding on his election to District 107 in the Connecticut General Assembly. The seat was vacated by Republican David Scribner who recently accepted a position with the state Department of Consumer Protection. Republican State Leadership Committee President Matt Walter issued the following statement on behalf of … Read More

Can Democrats Ever Win Back State Legislatures?

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National Journal Caring about the 2016 presidential race is so over; now all the cool kids are watching 2020. Since 2008, Democrats have lost control of 30 state legislative chambers—totaling 910 seats—and 11 governorships. Those were some of the cheery findings of the Democratic National Committee’s post-mortem report on 2014 (aka Shellackgate). Now, one group—the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee—is striking … Read More

The Democratic Party’s autopsy is largely useless. Except for this one point.

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The Washington Post The current GOP stranglehold on state houses, governorships and congressional seats is a by-product of more than 30 years of organizing, fostering talent and significant financial investments at the state and local level. The DNC must develop – and accelerate – programs at the state and local level to ensure that the next redistricting and reapportionment projects … Read More

Meet The 12 Youngest Legislators In America

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Huffington Post The average age of a state legislator nationwide is 56, but that didn’t stop these folks from running for office. With differing political ideologies and representing a range of states, they share one uncommon characteristic: their youth. The youngest one was elected at 18, and even the oldest is only 23. Meet the 12 youngest state legislators in the … Read More

Why Divided Government Is Here to Stay

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National Journal Imagine a breathtaking penthouse suite atop a building whose timbers are rotting. That essentially summarizes the Democratic position in the 11 swing states that both sides consider the most likely tipping points in the 2016 presidential election. While Democrats have opened a clear presidential advantage in these states over the past two decades, they approach 2016 decimated in … Read More

Will Weatherford Named by Bill McCollum to Board of GOP Group

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Sunshine State News Former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford signaled his intentions to remain politically active Friday as he joined the board of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). Weatherford left Tallahassee last year after facing term limits in the Florida House. But, only 35, Weatherford has left the door open for future bids at higher office and his name … Read More

RSLC Welcomes Will Weatherford to Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) Chairman Bill McCollum announced the addition of former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford to the committee’s Board of Directors. He joins an experienced and engaged RSLC Board of Directors committed to implementing a vision for growing the largest caucus of Republicans, including electing lieutenant governors, secretaries of state, … Read More

RLCC Congratulates Leighton Schubert & John Cyrier on Runoff Wins in Texas House

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Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2015) – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulated Leighton Schubert on his election to represent District 13 in the Texas House of Representatives. The seat was vacated by Lois Kolkhorst earlier this year when she was elected to the Texas State Senate. The RLCC also congratulated John Cyrier on his election to represent District 17 in the … Read More