GOP group working to elect Republicans at state level says economy shifts focus to voters before midterm

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Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), a political organization dedicated to electing Republicans to state legislative and executive positions, insists that the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on abortion is not the main issue voters will take to the ballot box 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 focused specifically on the state legislative race ahead of the midterm elections.

When asked about the recent decision of the Supreme Court Reverse federal protections for abortion In Rowe v. Wade and returning the issue to the states, Romeo insisted that the RSLC’s internal findings suggested there would be little or no impact on the midterm elections as the laser focused on the US economy remained. Huh.

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court as they await Dobbs’ verdict.
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“The reality is we found it wouldn’t do much,” Romeo said. “The reality is, with Joe Biden and his state-affiliated Democrats destroying the economy and being held accountable for November, the ballot is running up and down. What we’re seeing is voters’ top issue.” The economy is there. They want elected representatives at the state level who will push back Joe Biden’s economic policies.”

“Not only is the economy the most important issue, but our findings showed that voters trust Republicans a lot more than they do on the economy,” he said.

Describing specific areas of focus by RSLC before the midterm electionsRomeo said there are “three buckets” that fall into each region of the country based on what is most needed in a few states.

“We are trying to protect the Republican majority in places where we have majority legislatures,” he said. “The big states for this are places like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire. [and] Michigan.”

Romeo said the RSLC is backing the race in states where a Republican majority could arise. Economic Conditions It’s getting worse in America. “There are states like Colorado, there will be opportunities to flip chambers, and Minnesota, where we currently hold the Senate but are going to go after the House,” 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.

“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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Romeo described states such as Nevada and Maine, saying that the RSLC is looking to “make some profit in liberal strongholds” where Democrats control both legislative chambers, while voters who “want change” “see their state legislatures”. Tired of copying Joe Biden’s failing financial situation.” policies.”

“It’s important to note that we go through this election cycle with a limited number of places because Republicans, historically, have been so strong at the state legislative level,” Romeo said. target areas of focus,

‘Biden remorse’ seen by GOP group dedicated to state-level elected republics

Romeo also said six-figure advertising campaign From the RSLC earlier this year, which targeted the Biden administration and those who regretted voting for him, he said he believes the ads are “working.”

“We started an ad campaign over the past few months called the Biden Remorse ad campaign,” he said. “Basically, what we’re doing is targeting Biden voters in these Democrat states who regret voting for Joe Biden, who are upset that they’re gasping for a record high.” are paying, those in distress cannot buy their groceries, those in distress their communities are no longer safe.”

Those ads ran in seven Democratic-controlled states — Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Washington state — and directed voters to a website,, where they signed up to receive updates from the RSLC. could. How to participate in your state’s legislative race.

across the political spectrum, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), in a statement shared with Fox News, stressed it is “concerned” over the US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and state-level Republican politicians who are “declaring an open season on our fundamental rights”. “

Gabrielle Chew, DLCC’s vice president of communications, insisted that the issue would affect the upcoming elections.

“The court’s archaic, politically transparent decision denied women the right to control their bodies and would lead to unnecessary death,” Chew said. “This decision caters to a hyper-vocal, fringe minority, not the eight in 10 Americans who support the legal right to abortion, while opening the door to attacks on the right to contraception and marriage equality.”

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

President Biden speaks during a news 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 whether and when voters will have families by voting this November,” he said.

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

“Today’s decision dramatically raises the stakes for the 2022 election, and we are making sure Americans have the tools they need to turn their anger into action,” said Christy Roberts. DSCC Executive Director,

DCCC Executive Director Tim Persico has said the stakes for November’s elections “couldn’t be higher.”

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Many battleground states continue to accept Biden as a Democrat, both at the federal and state levels, attempting to retain or take seats and shy away from the broader economic crisis faced by Americans across the country.

Between record inflation and gasoline prices, his rocky return from Afghanistan and his handling of the crisis on the southern border, Biden has witnessed his Huge drop in approval among Americans,