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Sam Smith
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Speaker Samuel H. Smith is currently serving his 14th term in the Pennsylvania House as one of its most tenured members. He is currently serving his second term as Speaker. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as a member of House leadership for 10 years. In 2000 his colleagues elected him Majority Whip, and from 2003 to 2010, Sam served as the leader of the Republican Caucus.  In his capacity as Speaker, Sam presides over House sessions, maintains order on the House floor and protects the parliamentary rights of members during voting sessions.  In addition, the Speaker appoints committee chairmen, assigns bills to committees, and signs all passed bills and joint resolutions.   First elected in 1986, Sam has never lost sight of the issues important to rural citizens and he continues to be a strong advocate for this group of hard-working Pennsylvanians.  He was born and raised in Punxsutawney and represents all of Jefferson County and portions of Indiana and Armstrong counties.  Sam is the only House Speaker born and raised...
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ABOUT RLCC
The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to electing Republicans to state legislatures. The RLCC’s primary mission is gaining Republican control of more state legislative chambers by targeting national resources to support winnable local races. Since its formation in 2003, the RLCC has assisted in bringing successes to numerous legislative chambers, and winning historic majorities nationwide. The RLCC provides financial training and strategic assistance to state legislatures, ensuring that candidates are equipped with the tools necessary to run effective and efficient campaigns, including campaign training schools in key states across the country.
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National Republican Committees Launch Register.GOP Ahead of 2014 Elections

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2014) – Jointly, the Republican National Committee (RNC), Republican Governors Association (RGA), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announce a powerful collaboration to register more people to vote in advance of the 2014 midterm elections. As...

RSLC Communications Director Jill Bader on WOSU Radio

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014 - Republican State Leadership Committee Communications Director, Jill Bader, appeared on WOSU radio today with Anne Fisher on "All Sides" to discuss the RSLC's "Right Women, Right Now" efforts in the states.  Click here to see the full interview.     

Pete Peterson for secretary of state

Monday, July 21, 2014
San Jose Mercury News Editorial July 18, 2014 It's time for a shakeup at the Secretary of State's Office. Pete Peterson, executive director of Pepperdine University's Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Participation, can provide fresh leadership and solid experience in the skills needed to update this pathetically ineffective...

GOP groups target Democrats' House supermajority

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Associated Press By Kerry Lester July 18, 2014 National Republican legislative groups say eliminating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratic supermajority is among the top goals in the 2014 election, and are pledging financial assistance and other help to local party members. The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee and the...

GOP campaign group: Iowa Senate is a top target in 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Des Moines RegisterBy Jason Noble July 17, 2014 The Iowa Senate is one of 16 top targets for a national Republican group to turn from blue to red this year, likely meaning additional investments of national campaign cash for candidates in key races. The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee highlighted...

National GOP legislative committee says has resources to flip New Hampshire House this year

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Associated Press July 17, 2014 The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee said Thursday that it has the resources to help flip control of the New Hampshire House of Representatives back to the GOP. In a conference call, leaders of the RLCC and the Republican State Leadership Committee said the committees...

National GOP promises spending in Minn. races

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Associated Press July 17, 2014 A national Republican group is promising “significant” spending to support Minnesota Republicans’ effort to retake the state House. The Republican State Leadership Committee spent more than $600,000 in Minnesota two years ago, when the GOP lost control of both chambers. But with President Obama’s...
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