The Republican Governors Association’s primary mission is to help elect Republicans to governorships throughout the nation, but we are also dedicated to providing our governors with the resources to help them govern effectively.
The RGA is the most innovative and disciplined political committee in the country. Our political team has experience running state parties and winning gubernatorial campaigns. As a result, we understand that governors’ races take unique strategies and a comprehensive approach. The RGA runs political campaigns that go far beyond simply running negative TV ads in the last few weeks before the election. We reach voters everywhere they get their news, from TV and radio to direct mail and the internet. We embrace new technology and the latest campaign practices, allowing us to run cost-effective campaigns that break through the political clutter.
We know that getting elected is only the first step in transforming a state and the nation. Our governors are able to apply conservative principles to solve problems and implement reform policies that serve as models for the rest of the nation. That’s why we organize forums and other avenues through which governors can share ideas and best practices.
While our focus is on the future, we are extremely proud of our history. The RGA was founded in 1963 and some of America’s best leaders have served as our chairman. Ronald Reagan was chairman from 1968-1970, Tommy Thompson led the RGA in 1991-1992, and John Engler served in 1995-1996. Reagan went on to become one of the greatest Presidents in history, while Thompson and Engler were two of the governors most responsible for developing and implementing historic welfare reform that helped spur the Republican Revolution in the mid-1990’s.
Over the past 15 years Republican governors have led the way by enacting tort reform, cutting taxes, raising educational standards, providing new energy solutions and implementing other conservative principles.
Today a new generation of Republican governors like Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez and Scott Walker are bringing conservative solutions to the challenges facing their states. It’s this generation of Republican governors who will lead our party and nation to greatness in the future.
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