Everything is on the line this election cycle – the future of our Party and, more importantly, the future of our country. Expert, public estimates reveal that winning as few as 49 state legislative seats could determine as much as a 146-seat swing in the U.S. House of Representatives – for the next 10 years.
The Republican State Leadership Committee is the only national political organization focused entirely on winning these state elections and is partnering this cycle with the National Republican Redistricting Trust to secure fair, legal, and constitutional districts after the next Census. Our Party’s success nationally depends on our Party’s success in the states. We're leading the fight.
Liberal billionaires, unions, and left wing activist groups are pouring millions into state legislative races.
Democratic donors who gave little to nothing to down-ballot races in the past are cutting large checks to groups focused on state races, the AP’s analysis shows. Among them are billionaire George Soros (at least $5.4 million), hedge fund billionaire Donald Sussman (at least $4.8 million) and billionaire investor and entrepreneur Fred Eychaner (at least $4.2 million).
Priorities USA, the largest Democratic outside group, and EMILY’s List recently announced they would spend $600,000 on voter mobilization for Virginia’s fall elections. For the first time, the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge is digging into the pasts of Republican statehouse candidates.
New groups that are focused on state races have sprung up, including the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is led by former Attorney General Eric Holder and endorsed by former President Barack Obama.
To that end, Democrats’ state legislative campaign arm, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, is racing to pick up as many as eight to 10 chambers to add to the eight they flipped from Republicans in the 2018 election cycle. They’ve raised $10 million already, which is a record for them and more than they spent in the whole 2010 cycle, when Democrats got wiped out of power in many states. What’s more, Democrats are set up well not to lose any chambers for the second election cycle in a row.
- Austin Chambers, RSLC President