Republicans seek to consolidate their upper hand in control of state legislative chambers
Unique: A GOP political organization dedicated to electing Republicans to state legislative and executive offices nationwide is spotlighting a “record” third-quarter fundraising in a non-election year.
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) will announce Wednesday that, along with its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), it raised a combined $8.3 million during the July-September period, the RSLC said. Is. This is the highest ever earnings in the third quarter of an odd year.
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RSLC first shared its fundraising figures with Granthshala News, saying that the $19 million it and SGLF raised in the first nine months of the year is more than the total of two groups raised in all of 2019, which was comparable. In the election year 2020 cycle.
RSLC said its fundraising was fueled by an ongoing boom in online fundraising, thanks to the continued expansion of the committee’s low-dollar fundraising program, which launched in 2019. The average digital donation over the past three months was $24.41, and there were 11,500 new donors. were added.
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“The success we’ve had in this cycle has been tremendous, but given what we’ve seen in New Jersey and Virginia this year, it’s clear that we need to fight the commitment of the National Liberals in the months ahead.” Even more work will need to be done. Elections across the country in this cycle,” RSLC President D. Duncan told Granthshala News in a statement, pointing to only two states that have governors in the year following the presidential election, There are executive and legislative elections.
“Democrats know that our thin majority in the states stand in their way from importing socialist policies to the rest of the country, and we must do everything in our power to stop them,” Duncan said. argued.
While Republicans are the minority party in both houses of Congress and out of power in the White House, it is a very different story in the states.
Republicans control 54% of the 7,383 seats nationwide, according to the latest figures from National Conference on State Legislatures. And they control 61 of the 99 state legislative chambers in the country (Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature). They control 30 of the 50 state legislatures and have total control (state house majority and control of the governor’s office) in 23 states, compared to 15 for Democrats.