Jodi Rell joins national Republican committee

Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell has been named to the national Republican State Leadership Committee.

“We are honored that Governor Jodi Rell will share her exceptional talent and dedication to the RSLC’s mission to elect state-level Republicans across the nation,” said Chairman Bill McCollum.

“Governor Rell led Connecticut with distinction, as both a Lt. Governor and Governor, and will join us on the front lines to ensure current and future Republican leaders are supported in state houses and in races for lieutenant governor and secretary of state across America. Additionally, Governor Rell will serve as a key advisor to the ‘Right Women, Right Wow’ initiative to recruit, train and support first-time female candidates running for office. We thank Governor Rell for her service and look forward to working together to build upon the RSLC’s 12-year record of success,” McCollum said.

Rell said she is “thrilled” to the join the RSLC board.

“I am thrilled to join the RSLC Board and as a former state legislator, lieutenant governor and governor, I know first-hand the importance of support for conservative leadership in our states to grow jobs and kick-start local economies,” said Rell.

“I thank Chairman McCollum for leading the RSLC on its record-breaking trajectory of growth and look forward to working with the RSLC Board as we build upon our past success and win record elections this fall and for years to come. Additionally, it is critical that our Party supports and recruits new female leaders and I look forward to assisting the over 500 women the RSLC has recruited through ‘Right Women, Right Now’ this November,” Rell said.

The RSLC, the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country, is focused on growing the 60 Republican-controlled legislative bodies, 27 Republican lieutenant governors and 28 secretaries of state seats across the country. In the 2011-2012 election cycle, the RSLC invested in 42 states, breaking previous fundraising and political spending records and picking up six new legislative chambers, seeing a net gain in more than 30 chambers and creating or expanding 16 Republican supermajorities.

Bill Cummings