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State attorneys general: New Republican power

From Reuters:

Many of them participate in monthly phone calls coordinated by the Republican State Government Leadership Foundation, a group that raises money for conservative causes and helped arrange the March news conference. Chris Jankowski, the foundation’s executive director, said the calls are focused on strategy and policy yet can involve litigation decisions.

The officials also coordinate their efforts through the Republican Attorneys General Association, another fundraising group. That organization, started in 1999 out of frustration with environmental and other priorities of the then-overwhelmingly Democratic state attorneys general, raises money to help elect more Republicans to state office. The timing of that group’s founding was ideal, as Republicans took the White House in 2000 and made great strides at the polls over the next decade. (Democratic attorneys general formed their own group in 2002.)

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RSLC Launches New Ad in Wisconsin Recall to Expose Seidel’s ‘Wrong Recipe’

Ad explains why Donna Seidel has the wrong recipe for job creation and economic growth

Alexandria, Va. (April 11, 2012) – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced the launch of a television and online ad campaign in the Wisconsin Senate District 29 recall election to highlight Donna Seidel’s disastrous, partisan record.  The ad, available here, shows how the unsustainable spending of Democrat Donna Seidel and the special interest unions have crippled Wisconsin’s economy.

“The Democrats and the union bosses spent almost $30 million toward a losing effort in last year’s Senate recalls.  They came up short because families and businesses in Wisconsin know that the economic reforms enacted by Governor Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch and the Republican majorities are working,” said RSLC President Christopher Jankowski.  “This second round of recalls is estimated to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $17 million at a time when working families are still struggling to make ends meet.”

“This latest waste of taxpayer dollars comes from the same union bosses and Democratic flunkies who gave taxpayers a Madison bus driver making $150,000 a year and furloughs for the best and brightest young teachers because union rules reward seniority rather than merit,” continued Jankowski.  “It was bad enough that the Democrats spent their last two years in power raising taxes by billions of dollars.  They continue to have the wrong recipe for Wisconsin- Donna Seidel voted against nearly half the job creation bills last year.  She just doesn’t get it.”

The two-week long, district wide “Wrong Recipe” television and online campaign follows yesterday’s announcement of a statewide ad campaign by the RSLC’s Lieutenant Governors Association in support of Lieutenant Rebecca Kleefisch and the positive results of the economic reforms enacted by her and Governor Scott Walker.

About the RSLC

The RSLC is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders and the only national organization whose mission is to elect down ballot, state-level Republican office-holders. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates for the office of Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and State Legislator. The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states. The RSLC raised more than $30 million for the 2009-2010 cycle as part of an effort that picked up 20 legislative chambers, six Attorneys General, three Lieutenant Governors and seven Secretaries of State.

RLGA Announces New Ads Heading into Wisconsin Elections

New RLGA Ads Highlight Leadership of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch

Alexandria, Va. (April 9, 2012) – The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) today announced the launch of a new television and online ad campaign in Wisconsin as the state heads into its latest round of recall elections.

“As Chair of the RLGA, I am proud to stand with my colleague who has been subjected to an expensive, unnecessary recall which ignores the needs of Wisconsin voters at the expense of partisan politics,” said Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki. “As these ads make clear, the truth is that Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch has worked with Governor Scott Walker to deliver the budget and education reforms the state desperately needed to reduce the deficit and get on a path to prosperity– and it is working.”

“The RLGA has been a part of the RSLC since 2004, and it has never been more important to stand with our Lieutenant Governors as they partner with Republican governors to reform state government,” stated Chris Jankowski, President of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). “The advocates of unsustainable spending who lost control of Wisconsin government in 2010 will not go away quietly, as they now target the office of Lieutenant Governor. The RSLC continues to stand with our elected Republican leaders in Wisconsin and across the country who are standing up and making the smart, tough choices that families, taxpayers and businesses need and deserve.”

The ad campaign includes a targeted statewide cable buy and a geotargeted online ad buy focused on informing Wisconsin voters about Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch’s record of reform and real change. Click here to watch the new television advertisement.

About the RLGA

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) is the only national organization committed to raising money and assisting Republicans in their campaigns for Lieutenant Governor. The 44 Lieutenant Governors across the country hold an office that has served as a springboard to elected positions such as Governor, Senator, U.S. Representative, or appointments to the President’s Cabinet.

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