GOP group working to elect Republicans at the state level says economy remains top of mind for voters ahead of midterm elections

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The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), a political organization dedicated to electing Republicans to state legislative and executive office, insists the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion is not the main issue that voters will take with them to the polls in the upcoming midterm elections. .

Speaking to Fox News Digital in an interview over the weekend, RSLC communications director Andrew Romeo outlined the group’s mission and is particularly focused on state legislative races ahead of the midterm elections.

Asked about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down federal abortion protections granted in Roe v. Wade and to send the matter back to the states, Romeo insisted that internal RSLC findings suggested there would be little to no effect on the midterm elections as Americans remain laser-focused on l ‘economy.


Hundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court awaiting the Dobbs decision.
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“The reality is that we found that it wouldn’t do much,” Romeo said. “The reality is that Joe Biden and his allied Democrats in the state have wrecked the economy and they’re going to be held accountable for November, it’s the top-to-bottom poll races. What we’re seeing is that voters’ main issue is the economy. They want elected representatives at the state level who will push back against Joe Biden’s economic policies.”

“Not only is the economy the most important issue, but our results showed that voters overwhelmingly trust Republicans on the economy,” he added.

Outlining the RSLC’s specific focus areas ahead of the midterm elections, Romeo said there are “three buckets” that certain states fall into based on what is most needed in each region of the country.

“We try to defend Republican majorities in places where we have majority legislatures,” he said. “Great states for that are places like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire [and] Michigan.”

Romeo said the RSLC supports races in states where a Republican majority could arise if economic conditions in America continue to deteriorate. “These are states like Colorado, there would be opportunities to reverse the chambers there, and Minnesota, where we currently hold the Senate but will be tackling the Chamber this fall,” Romeo said.

“I Voted” stickers are seen at a polling station at Rose Hill Elementary School during the midterm primary election on June 21, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia.
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The RSLC is also looking to “make gains in liberal strongholds,” Romeo said, describing states like Nevada and Maine where Democrats control both legislative houses while voters who “want change” are “tired of see their state legislatures emulate Joe Biden’s economic failure.” Strategies.”

“It’s important to note that we’re sort of going into this election cycle with a limited number of spots to recover because Republicans, historically, have been so strong at the state legislative level,” Romeo said, providing a additional context behind the targeted areas of interest.


Romeo also touted a six-figure RSLC ad campaign earlier this year that targeted the Biden administration and those who regret voting for him, saying he thought the ads “worked”.

“We ran an ad campaign over the last two months that was called the Biden Remorse ad campaign,” he said. “Basically what we’re doing is targeting Biden voters in these Democratic states who are sorry they voted for Joe Biden, who are upset about paying record high gas prices, who are upset about not to be able to pay for their groceries, who are upset their communities are no longer safe.”

These ads ran in seven Democratic-controlled states — Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Washington — and directed voters to a website,, where they could Sign up to receive updates from the RSLC on how to compete in their state’s legislative races.

Across the political spectrum, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), in a statement shared with Fox News, insisted that Americans are “alarmed” by the Supreme Court ruling on abortion and state-level Republican politicians who “declare the season open to our fundamental rights”.

Gabrielle Chew, vice president of communications for the DLCC, insisted the issue will impact the upcoming election.

“The court’s outdated and politically transparent decision deprives women of the right to control their own bodies and will lead to unnecessary deaths,” Chew said. “This ruling is directed at a hyper-vocal marginal minority, not the eight out of 10 Americans who support legal abortion rights, while opening the door to attacks on birth control rights and marriage equality. .”

President Biden speaks during a press conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

President Biden speaks during a press conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
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“State Democrats will respond to this attack on our freedom to decide if and when to start a family by voting en masse in November,” she added.

Other national campaign committees, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), are also warning of the effects of the decision on the midterm elections.

“Today’s decision significantly raises the stakes in the 2022 election, and we are ensuring that Americans have the tools they need to channel their anger into action,” said Christie Roberts, executive director of the DSCC.

Tim Persico, executive director of the DCCC, said the stakes for November’s election “couldn’t be higher”.


Biden’s approval has continued to fall as Democrats in several battleground states, both federal and state, try to hold on to or win seats and avoid the widespread economic problems facing Americans across the country.

Amid record inflation and gasoline prices, coupled with his rocky pullout from Afghanistan and his handling of the crisis along the southern border, Biden has seen his approval among Americans decline dramatically.

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