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

This Week in RSLC News: Republican Wins Georgia Secretary of State Runoff, Leadership Elections Across the Country, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Republican state Representative Brad Raffensperger won the Georgia Secretary of State runoff election on Tuesday despite being significantly outraised by his Democrat opponent in the final weeks of the campaign. “Brad Raffensperger represents the embodiment of the RSLC’s mission to build quality candidates to meet the needs of leadership tomorrow in his ascension from state representative to Georgia’s … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: New Leadership in West Virginia Senate, Karl Rove Op-ed on Redistricting, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… RSLC President Matt Walter declared, “Round one of the 2020 redistricting conversation has gone to the Republicans,” in an interview with The Hill about the consequences of the 2018 midterm elections in regards to the 2020 redistricting process. In the interview, Walter, additionally, remarked that Democrats have increased the national spotlight on the importance of redistricting saying, “The … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Michigan Legislative Leadership Elections, FMP/RWRN Successes, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives helped elect over 165 new female and 20 new diverse Republican state legislators on Election Night. Many of these dynamic candidates flipped previously Democrat-held districts such as West Virginia Delegate-elect Caleb Hanna and Maryland Senator-elect Mary Beth Carrozza, who were both featured on the RSLC’s “18 in … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Election Night Recap

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DID YOU KNOW… After Tuesday night’s results, Republicans still hold 62 of 99 legislative chambers including both chambers in every state President Trump won in 2016. On Wednesday, the RSLC released its post-election memo, entitled “The Republican Realignment in the States,” detailing the Republican successes at the state level in the 2018 midterms. “A constellation of new liberal groups spent tens of … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Final “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” List, RSLC Activity in Lieutenant Governor Races, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The RSLC released its final “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list this afternoon featuring female, diverse, and gay down-ballot Republican candidates. In total, the RSLC has featured 90 candidates engaged with the Future Majority Project and the Right Women, Right Now initiatives who are running in competitive down-ballot elections in 2018. “Government needs individuals with a … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Matt Walter’s Appearance on NPR, Numerous Independent Expenditures, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… RSLC President Matt Walter appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition on Wednesday to discuss the role the RSLC has played in building up the Republican Party at the state level over the past decade and offered his analysis on the upcoming midterm elections. “When you’re at all-time highs, you are naturally playing defense. And when you have an environment that … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: RSLC Invests in Maryland House of Delegate Races, 4th Edition of “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” Released, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Baltimore Sun reported this week that the RSLC spent nearly six figures on mailers “that oppose more than a dozen Democrats running for the General Assembly.” Republicans are trying to break the supermajority held by Democrats in the state House this cycle as Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford are in a strong position to win re-election. The … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: RSLC Launches Ads in Nebraska and Wisconsin, NV Republican Senate Leader Michael Roberson in Competitive Race for Lt. Governor, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… The Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito profiled some of the special election state legislative victories by Republican candidates in 2018. The commentary featured Pennsylvania state Representative Tim O’Neal, California state Senator Ling Ling Chang, and Texas state Senator Pete Flores. All three of these candidates won special elections in previously Democrat-held districts but received little coverage from the national media. Zito, noting the increased effort by … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Third Edition of “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” List, RSLC Featured in Associated Press Story, and more

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Last weekend the Associated Press ran an article focusing on the implications of this fall’s state legislative elections in regards to the 2020 redistricting process. “Democrats are doubling their spending for this year’s state House and Senate elections. It’s a renewed and increasingly urgent attempt to put a dent in the Republican ranks before it’s too late … Read More