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 offices of lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state legislator, and the judiciary.  The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states. During the 2013-2014 election cycle, the RSLC was active in all 50 states and picked up nine new state legislative chambers, leading to an all-time historic high of 69 chambers controlled by Republicans.  Additionally, Republicans saw net gains in over 60 chambers and picked up six lieutenant governors, leading to 31 total Republican lieutenant governors, along with holding a Republican majority of secretaries of state, now at 28.  The RSLC successfully expanded the Future Majority Project and “Right Women, Right Now” initiative, spending more than $6 million in direct support of Republican candidates of diverse descent and women, leading to the election of 164 new candidates. This cycle, the RSLC also launched the Judicial Fairness Initiative and the new top-level domain for the Republican Party, ‘.gop.’ To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.

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 half of the incoming members of the 113th Congress 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 was active in all 50 states during the 2014 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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