Vice President Mike Pence to Headline Virginia Beach GOTV Rally

davePress, Uncategorized

Announcement Follows Latest Virginia Poll Showing Tied Generic Ballot and Republican Momentum in State Legislative Races WASHINGTON – The Republican State Leadership Committee today announced that Vice President Mike Pence will join them to headline a GOTV rally in Virginia Beach next Saturday, November 2, in support of Virginia Republicans running in state legislative elections. The announcement comes as new polling … Read More

RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative Congratulates Justices Armstead and Jenkins 

charlieUncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David James [email protected] RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative Congratulates Justices Armstead and Jenkins  WASHINGTON (November 6, 2018) — RSLC President Matt Walter released the following statement congratulating West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins: “The Republican State Leadership Committee – Judicial Fairness Initiative congratulates Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins on their victories in the race … Read More

This Week in RSLC News: Midwestern State Legislative Races Previewed in New York Times, SGLF Launches Digital Ads in Connecticut, and more

charlieUncategorized

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… In his weekly column for the New York Times, Thomas Edsall described the “tough-to-crack Republican firewall,” Democrats face in state legislatures in the Midwest this election. “They have been extremely effective in mobilizing their resources,” RSLC President Matt Walter said in his interview with Edsall of Democrat efforts to flip Republican majorities in the Midwest. But also noted that the energy seen … Read More

Weekly Roundup 02/27-03/03

vchicolaUncategorized

FROM THE PRESS SHOP RSLC Political Director Justin Richards released a memo highlighting 2017 special elections in the states. Although the Democrat resistance may be generating noise in DC, it has shown little impact on 2017 special elections in the states. So far, Democrats have yet to flip even one GOP-held seat. On Tuesday, in fact, the Republican Legislative Campaign … Read More

RSLC Announces New 2017-2018 Staff Hires

ewallaceNews, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced that Matt Raymer and Catherine Onnen are joining the committee for the 2017-2018 election cycle. Raymer will serve as the RSLC’s Vice President and General Counsel while Onnen will serve as the RSLC’s Finance Director. “As we gear up for an election cycle where Republicans will be defending historic gains … Read More

Florida GOP leaders back Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education secretary

vchicolaNews, Uncategorized

With Betsy DeVos’ U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on tap today, some notable Florida conservatives have unsurprisingly put their backing behind the billionaire charter school and voucher advocate to become the federal education secretary. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, a key early promoter of charters and vouchers, penned a piece in USA Today calling Donald Trump’s choice “inspired.” “Betsy will fight hard to … Read More

RSLC Announces Engagement in Insurance and Utility Commissioner Races

vchicolaNews, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced it will begin engaging and educating voters about public utility commissioner and insurance commissioner electeds and candidates in targeted races. The expansion in RSLC state-level activity will begin over the course of the next few months in the buildup to Election Day 2016.  “The RSLC’s ethos since its formation has centered … Read More

RSLC Weekly Roundup: 2/8-2/12

vchicolaUncategorized

IN THE NEWS This week, the GOP won two special elections in Minnesota. In addition to maintaining a seat in Senate District 35, House Republicans also flipped a solid blue seat with Chad Anderson’s win in HD 50B, described by The Star Tribune  as “a surprising victory that alters the November landscape for both parties.” The Daily Kos also reported on the election, noting that “Democrats … Read More

RSLC Weekly Roundup: 12/14-12/18

vchicolaNews, Uncategorized, Weekly Roundup

In the News: Newsmax reported on JaNice Van Ness’ special election upset on December 1st, quoting RSLC spokesperson Ellie Wallace in the article.”Janice Van Ness’ special election win this month was the embodiment of the RSLC’s philosophy that a candidate makes a district competitive,” said Wallace, “not the other way around.” The Georgia Pundit released this video message from newly sworn … Read More

RLCC Congratulates Speaker Howell, Virginia House Republicans on Keeping Majority

ewallaceNews, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulates the Virginia House Republican Caucus and RLCC Executive Committee member Speaker Bill Howell on keeping the Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. The RLCC also congratulates Speaker Howell on his own reelection. Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Matt Walter released the following statement on behalf of … Read More