About RSLC

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state legislator. The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states. In the 2011-2012 election cycle, the RSLC invested in 42 states, breaking previous fundraising and political spending records, set in 2009-2010, with an increase in fundraising by 28 percent to $39 million and an increase in direct political spending by 35 percent to $27 million. This cycle’s effort picked up six new legislative chambers, saw a net gain in over 30 chambers, created or expanded 16 Republican supermajorities and picked up two new attorneys general. Additionally, the RSLC successfully launched the Future Majority Project, spending more than $5.5 million in direct support of Republican candidates of Hispanic descent and women, and investing to expand digital outreach efforts to millennial voters.

What is the mission of the RSLC?
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state and legislator. The RSLC concentrates on recruiting outstanding candidates and providing them with research, financial support, and assistance in message development and delivery.

Why is the RSLC important?
The RSLC is building the farm team for the Party's and America's future. Just nine years ago, President Barack Obama was a state senator from Illinois joining the ranks of half the U.S. Presidents who also had state legislative experience. At least 28 individuals who successfully ran for federal office in 2008 served as state legislators. There have been hundreds of individuals who have held the office of attorney general, lieutenant governor, legislator and secretary of state who have gone on to become governor, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator or president. We want to ensure that we have the right individuals determining the future of our country and it starts here with the RSLC.

How does the RSLC help candidates?
The RSLC provides strategic and financial support to state candidates. This support is often the difference between victory and defeat in some of the closest state elections in the country.

Who contributes to the RSLC?
Everyone! Currently, over 100,000 individuals just like you from every state and some of America's best companies support the RSLC's mission of recruiting and electing Republicans to state office.

How does the RSLC determine who to help?
The RSLC closely monitors all state elections by gathering intelligence, working with candidates and party organizations, to determine the best use of RSLC resources to ensure victory for Republican candidates for state office.

What states does the RSLC get involved in?
We're everywhere! The RSLC set an organizational record by being active in 42 states during the 2011-2012 cycle.

How long has the RSLC been around?
The Republican State Leadership Committee was founded in 2002 in response to the evolving competitive nature of down ballot state races. Since its founding, the RSLC has grown to become the strongest and most effective national Republican organization making a positive difference in lieutenant governor, secretary of state and legislative races.

Is the RSLC part of the RNC?
No. The RSLC is a separate entity from the Republican National Committee. The RSLC is the only organization dedicated solely to electing Republicans at the state level to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state and legislator. The RSLC is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country.

Is the RSLC the same thing as my state Republican Party?
No. The RSLC is a separate entity from your state Republican Party. Where appropriate the RSLC does provide resources and support for state Republican Party organizations.

Is the RSLC a 527 organization?
Yes. The RSLC is registered and files reports with the Internal Revenue Service under 26 U.S.C. 527. Because transparency is important to the RSLC we have voluntarily decided to file reports of all contributions and expenditures on a monthly basis. The RSLC is also registered and reports in many states across the country pursuant to each states specific campaign finance laws.

Where is the RSLC located?
The RSLC is located in Washington, DC.

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