RSLC Weekly Update 9/28/17

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Daniel Perez defeated Gabriela Mayaudón in the Florida House District 116 special election. “My inspiration is my family and the future of my community. District 116 is home. This is where I grew up, went to high school, and currently live. Being able to represent my family, friends, and neighbors would be the opportunity of a lifetime,” Perez told RSLC’s Future Majority Project.


Rhode Island House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan announced that she would run for Governor, GoLocal Providence reported. The publication had previously named Morgan as one of the “9 Toughest Women in RI.”

Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi plans to run for Congress to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. According to Seattle TimesRossi announced his 2018 campaign at the Washington State Republican Party’s annual dinner.

National Journal reported that Wisconsin serves as a major opportunity for Republicans to elect a female candidate to the U.S. Senate, where state Sen. Leah Vukmir is a leading candidate for the GOP nomination. The article points out that “the Republican State Leadership Committee’s ‘Right Women, Right Now’ initiative works to elect women at the state level. The group has helped put 388 women in office since its 2012 launch.”

The National Republican Redistricting Trust is launching today to strengthen Republican influence over the next round of redistricting, Washington Examiner reported. “As we inch closer to 2020 redistricting, NRRT will play an invaluable role as Republicans seek to protect our gains and outwork an awakened Democratic machine,” said RSLC President Matt Walter.