Republican State Leadership Committee
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is a political organization dedicated to electing Republicans to state offices across the United States. The organization notably raised over $140 million from 2004 to 2014, working across the country. In the 2019-20 cycle alone, RSLC spent over $45 million. The RSLC's Democratic Party counterpart is the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC).
The organization has stated that it is "the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the nation with one unified goal: winning." They work to "recruit and elect Republicans to state legislatures and to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and statewide agriculture official." The RSLC has also asserted that they have "more than 250,000 donors in all 50 states."
The RSLC President position is currently held by Dee Duncan. The RSLC has functioned since 2002, while their rivals in the DLCC got started after the 1992 elections.
In the 2020 elections, the RSLC and state Republicans overcame $500 million in Democrat spending to retain 59 Republican state legislative chamber majorities while flipping two more chambers from blue to red in New Hampshire.
The RSLC was established in 2002 with a leading Republican strategist Chris Jankowski as its "driving force". Through the RSLC, Jankowski responded to the national fund-raising challenge faced by down-ballot state-level Republican candidates.[Notes 1]
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- By 2016, Jankowski was the "Executive Director of the RSLC’s REDistricting MAjority Project (REDMAP), a $20 million program that led the way in picking up nearly 700 legislative seats and 20 legislative chambers across the country."
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