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“No nom­i­nee wins the White House with­out the help and sup­port of vot­ers in the states. As it stands right now, Repub­li­cans con­trol a su­per­ma­jor­ity of leg­isla­tive cham­ber ma­jori­ties and a ma­jor­ity of statewide of­fices from gover­nor to lieu­tenant gover­nor and sec­re­tary of state. Repub­li­cans hold the gover­nor and full leg­is­la­ture in 24 states — com­pared to Democrats’ seven — and hold ma­jori­ties in 23 cham­bers in states Pres­i­dent Obama car­ried twice. This in­cludes both cham­bers in tra­di­tional bat­tle­grounds such as Vir­ginia, Florida, Ohio, Ne­vada, New Hamp­shire, Penn­syl­va­nia, Michi­gan and Wis­con­sin,” says Repub­li­can State Lead­er­ship Com­mit­tee po­lit­i­cal di­rec­tor Justin Richards.

“The path laid out by Repub­li­cans at the state level should serve as a blueprint to the even­tual Repub­li­can nom­i­nee. Th­ese states added to the states won by Mitt Rom­ney in 2012 give Repub­li­cans at least 322 elec­toral votes,” Mr. Richards ob­serves.

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