Chris Jankowski is a leading Republican strategist in state elections, state policy issues, and state government. In 2010 Jankowski served as the executive director of the REDMAP Project at the Republican State Leadership Committee. This project was a strategic effort to win Republican control of state legislatures immediately prior to the decennial redrawing of Congressional district lines. Under Jankowski’s direction, Republicans gained control of twenty additional legislative chambers and saw a net gain of approximately 700 state legislative seats. REDMAP is widely credited with providing a strategic advantage in the 2012 Congressional elections, resulting in a 33-seat Republican margin in the 113th Congress. Jankowski went on to serve as president of the RSLC for three years in Washington, D.C. In 2014 Jankowski returned to Richmond, Virginia where he runs a political consulting firm.
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Chris Jankowski former president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican implementation of "Project RedMap" to win state legislatures for greater control of redistricting in 2010.
How a strategy of targeting state legislative races in 2010 led to a Republican U.S. House majority in 2013.
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