This Week in RSLC News: Austin Chambers officially RSLC President, Husted launches InnovateOhio, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Austin Chambers officially became President of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) on May 1, 2019.  Chambers takes over for Matt Walter who transitioned to a senior strategic consultant position for the RSLC.  Chambers, a native of Georgia, comes to the RSLC after a string of recent campaign victories, including Governor Brian Kemp (former RSSC Chairman), Governor Kay … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: President Trump’s coalition is alive and well after Wisconsin Supreme Court victory

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 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… In last Sunday’s New York Post, national columnist Salena Zito revisited the recent victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race in her piece, This tiny election proves Trump’s coalition is alive and well, where she wrote, “Finally, in the last week before the election, the Republican State Leadership Committee delivered a cash Hail Mary for Hagedorn. Their million-dollar ads prominently showcased … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Austin Chambers Named RSLC President, Judge Neubauer Concedes Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…  The Board of Directors of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced the selection of Austin Chambers as the RSLC’s new President, following the transition of current RSLC President Matt Walter to senior strategic consultant for the organization and on significant projects like RedMap through the completion of the 2020 campaign cycle. Chambers, a native of Georgia, comes to the … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Wisconsin Flips Supreme Court Seat With the Help of the Judicial Fairness Initiative, Michigan Speaker Lee Chatfield Opposes Gas Tax, and more

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THE IMPACT OF THE RSLC… With polls showing Judge Brian Hagedorn down by eight points ten days in advance of Tuesday’s Supreme Court election in Wisconsin, the RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative invested $1.3 million on a targeted tv, digital and mail campaign to promote Hagedorn, helping him to a 6,000 vote victory. Congratulating Hagedorn on his victory, RSLC President Matt Walter declared, “Wisconsin voters knew what … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Judicial Fairness Initiative Enters Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, RLGA Voices Support for USMCA, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) launched a seven-figure campaign in support of Wisconsin conservative Judge Brian Hagedornahead of the April 2nd state Supreme Court election.  In a statement, RSLC President Matt Walter said, “In states like Pennsylvania, liberals actively campaigned to win seats on a partisan state Supreme Court which, in turn, undermined the state legislature’s … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Michigan Legislative Leaders Oppose Governor’s Tax Hikes, Lt. Governor Tim Griffin Advocates for School Choice, and more

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 DID YOU KNOW… According to a post-election analysis by the Washington Post, Republicans will have total control over the redistricting process for 179 Congressional seats based off the results from the 2018 midterm elections. In comparison, Democrats only have 76 districts that will be redrawn under complete Democrat control. In 2010, the RSLC was integral to helping flip 21 legislative chambers which presented Republican state … 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