Political Musings August 16, 2013: Chris Christie outlines GOP plan to win in 2016 at RNC summer meeting

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Chris Christie outlines GOP plan to win in 2016 at RNC summer meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie laid out a plan in a speech to the members of the Republican National Committee on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 based on the his re-election bid, that the Republicans can use as a model…READ MORE

Political Headlines August 5, 2013: RNC to TV Networks: Pull Hillary Clinton Movies, or No Debates

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RNC to TV Networks: Pull Clinton Movies, or No Debates

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The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to the heads of both networks to “express his deep disappointment” in their decision to either air a miniseries in NBC’s case or a movie in CNN’s, writing that the networks are “promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.”….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 28, 2013: Bob Dole Says GOP Should Close for Repairs on Fox News Sunday

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Bob Dole Thinks GOP Should Close for Repairs

Source: ABC News Radio, 5-28-13

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Bob Dole says he couldn’t make it as a Republican today – and a tilt toward more conservative voters in the key Iowa Republican caucuses may bear him out….

“I doubt it,” Dole said. “Reagan wouldn’t have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn’t have made it, because he had ideas and — We might have made it, but I doubt it.”…READ MORE

Political Headlines March 18, 2013: RNC Republican National Committee’s Releases Review of 2012 Presidential Campaign in “Growth and Opportunity Project” Report

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RNC Completes Report on 2012 Loss

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-18-13

Growth and Opportunity Project Report

In what they called the “most comprehensive post-election review” ever made of an electoral loss, the Republican National Committee and a group of project co-chairs unveiled a report Monday saying that they need to open their playbook and put their “cards on the table face up” in order to win presidential elections in the future.

While unveiling the 100-page report at the National Press Club, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said he wanted the report, or autopsy, to be “honest” and “raw,” stressing the message of inclusion to Americans who might not be on board with all the party’s policies….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 17, 2013: Republican National Committee RNC Chair Reince Priebus Calls for Earlier Conventions, Expanded Outreach to Minorities

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GOP Chair Calls for Earlier Conventions, Expanded Outreach to Minorities

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-17-13

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As the Republican Party tries to bounce back from its loss in November’s presidential election, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus outlined some of the tactical changes the Party must  make, including expanding outreach to minority voters and moving the Party’s convention to an earlier date, during an appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday.

“The Obama campaign lived in these communities for years.  Their relationships were deep.  They were authentic,” Priebus said.  “We’re going to be announcing a $10 million initiative just this year which will include hundreds of people, paid, across the country, from coast to coast, in Hispanic, African American, Asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in, going to community events, going to swearing-in ceremonies being a part of the community on an ongoing basis paid for by the Republican National Committee, to make the case for our party and our candidates.”…READ MORE

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