RLGA Issues Support for Tate Reeves for Lieutenant Governor

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Washington, D.C. (December 18, 2014) – Today on behalf of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) Republican State Leadership Committee President Matt Walter issued the following statement of support for Tate Reeves’ re-election and applauded his national leadership. “Following a record-breaking tenure as RLGA Chairman, we are proud to stand with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and his open, innovative, conservative vision … Read More

RLCC Announces Texas Speaker Joe Straus as 2015 Vice-Chair

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(December 17, 2014) Washington, DC – Today Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Matt Walter, on behalf of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), announced that Texas Speaker Joe Straus will serve as RLCC Vice Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2016.  As previously announced, Straus will serve with the 2015 RLCC Chairman, Iowa Speaker Kraig Paulsen. “Speaker Joe Straus … Read More

The RSLC’s Winners & Losers of 2014

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WINNERS 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Republican state legislative victories offer new paths to capture 270 electoral votes in Obama blue states. New Majorities in Bush 43 red states: Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire Expanded GOP supermajorities: Virginia, Florida, North Carolina Expanded GOP majorities in potential midwest target states won by Obama: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania State Legislators as Federal Candidates Thom … Read More

President’s Perspective – 2014 Highlights & Accomplishments

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by Matt Walter Election Day 2014 brought great success and progress for Republicans nationwide, but it is at the state level where Republicans set all-time records. Republicans won more seats than ever before because voters demanded a new, open, innovative future and rejected the top-down, broken system coming from Obama’s Washington. We are proud that Republicans will vastly exceed the … Read More

Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus seeks Future Wyoming Leaders

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County 10   When the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus was founded in 2006  there were 24 women in the Legislature. Today, just 13 of the 90 Legislators who will convene in Cheyenne starting in Jan. 13 are women. The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus hopes their upcoming Leap Into Leadership program can help form future state leaders who will play a … Read More

Behind the GOP Statehouse Juggernaut


The Wall Street Journal The media focus on national elections, but the bigger story of 2014 may be the earthquake in the states. Republicans now hold 31 governorships, but as important and less well understood is that they will also hold more state legislative seats than at any time since 1928. These are the building blocks of national success because … Read More

GOP holds more state legislatures than ever

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The Washington Times Republicans control more state legislative seats and legislative chambers than perhaps at any time in the party’s history. So what are they going to do with all those majorities? GOP state legislative leaders said at a press conference Wednesday that the plan is to focus on conservative bread-and-butter issues: economic growth, education, lower taxes, deregulation and pension … Read More

New Republican lawmakers reflect Florida’s diversity

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Miami Herald The new class of Republican state representatives doesn’t fit the national GOP stereotype. Four of the 19 new members are Hispanic. Two are women. The GOP has long been more diverse in Florida than in other states, thanks largely to Cuban Americans from Miami-Dade County. But the party is involved in a broader push to recruit minority and … Read More