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

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