This Week in RSLC News: Newt’s Op-ed on the RSLC’s Efforts, State Legislators Win Statewide Primaries, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Former Speaker Newt Gingrich praised the Republican State Leadership Committee in his weekly op-ed for Fox News this week. “The continuing investment by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) in state legislators is giving the Republican Party a farm team that is providing strong candidates for many key races,” Gingrich wrote in his analysis of the Tuesday primary elections. He continued, “Matt … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Democrats form lieutenant governors group, Colyer and Kobach are in a dead heat, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Tuesday, Democrats announced they will once again mirror Republican success at the state-level after a decade of losses and form the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (DLGA).  The move is just the latest attempt from the Left to crawl back to neutral in down-ballot races.  In a statement  to the Washington Post, RSLC Vice President Justin Richards said, “Republican Lt. Governors have been highly successful in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: 18 in 18 Races to Watch List Released, Date Set for Virginia House of Delegates Special Election, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives released its “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list this morning. The first installment of this year’s list includes female and diverse down-ballot candidates from around the country including in key swing states such as Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina. The full release can … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Georgia Primary Runoff Results, Lt. Governor Griffin Pens Op-Ed on Judge Kavanaugh, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Arkansas Lt. Governor and RLGA Vice Chairman Tim Griffin served in the Bush White House alongside Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Griffin in an op-ed this week noted he has followed Kavanaugh’s “career with great interest” and said, “His intellect, experience, and commitment to the Constitution make him the ideal addition to the Supreme Court.” Griffin went on to praise Judge … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Ainsworth Wins Alabama GOP Lt. Governor Nomination, RSSC Chairwoman Kim Wyman Responds to Partisan Attacks, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… 27 states have held their primary elections so far this year. In these states, the RSLC has identified 516 Republican women and over 105 Future Majority Project candidates who are slated to be on the November ballot for state legislative districts. Many of these dynamic candidates are running in districts that will be crucial to holding Republican majorities in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: President Trump nominates Judge Kavanaugh, Democrats Unleash Obama, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Republican State Leadership Committee released a statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, saying Trump’s pick, “is a win for voters and the Constitution.  Liberal socialists are now assured that future Courts won’t accept their bizarre activist arguments – like Obama and Holder’s failed ‘Right-To-Win’ argument in the Gill … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Oklahoma Lt. Governor Race Headed to Runoff, Obama Expected to Return to Campaign Trail for Democrats, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… President Barack Obama has been working closely with Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee to game out where and when he will campaign for Democratic state-level candidates this cycle. CNBC reported late Wednesday night that Obama has been “engaged” with the NDRC’s efforts and stated that the NDRC intends to “be on the ground to help Democrats running … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Supreme Court Remands Redistricting Case, New Lt. Governor in Missouri, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On Monday the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ruled the plaintiffs in Gill v. Whitford did not present or possess evidence “that would tend to demonstrate a burden on their individual votes.” The decision effectively leaves the Wisconsin state Assembly map in place but the Justices sent the case back down to the trial court providing the plaintiffs another … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Special Election Victory in Wisconsin, NV Senate Leader Michael Roberson Wins Lt. Governor Nomination, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… Republican Jon Plumer defeated his Democrat opponent in a special election to fill a vacancy for Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District. Plumer essentially ran on par with President Trump’s margins from this district which Trump carried with 54% of the vote in 2016. Republicans will maintain their historic  64-35 majority in the state assembly. NOTEWORTHY NEWS National Democratic Redistricting Committee Chairman Eric … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: 7th Republican Lt. Governor to Become Governor since 2016, Biggest Tax Cut in Iowa State History, and more

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DID YOU KNOW… When Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson takes the gubernatorial oath on Friday afternoon he will become the 7th Republican Lt. Governor since 2016 to become Governor, again highlighting the importance of building up the Republican bench in down-ballot races. Parson, whom the RLSC significantly supported in his 2016 campaign for Lt. Governor, previously spent over a decade in the Missouri legislature. … Read More