Steve Lonegan, the Republican who lost to Booker last week and is now trying to settle $68,000 in campaign debt, says the RNC and NRSC “sat on their hands” during the race. “Their absence sent a message to others to stay away.”
In Morris County, Reince Priebus lauds Steve Lonegan and calls for Republicans to come together. “We have to build unity all the time,” Priebus says.
“The Obama administration has decided they want to make the government shutdown as painful as possible, even taking the unnecessary step of keeping the Greatest Generation away from a monument built in their honor,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said.
“Tolerating this kind of bigotry will only serve to turn off more and more voters, and until the leadership of the RNC is willing to confront and denounce bigotry in its own ranks, they will continue to lose elections,” GOProud leader says.
Criticism from inside the ranks. “Any kind of racially specific campaign activity was often treated with skepticism by white staffers,” says one former RNC staffer.
Abandoned by the Establishment, beset by libertarians, the base is playing defense.
Hispanics get 90 shout-outs in the 98-page Republican autopsy, and Jews get one.
One week left to be remembered as a leader on the issue.
Reince Priebus tries to woo black voters with a “listening session” at a black Brooklyn mega-church. At the strip mall across the street, shoppers are still talking about that rich, white guy who ran for president.
The Republican leader doubled down on Mitt Romney’s statements that were secretly recorded during a private event.
And, yes, Reince Preibus is a 40-year-old. This unintentional subliminal messaging by the video backdrop may prove to be a problem as the convention moves forward. This is exactly how the photo appears on the Getty wire services. No alteration on our part whatsoever.
Reince Priebus: “I’m not going to get into a shouting match with Chris.” Matthews: “Because you’re losing, that’s why.” Priebus: “Garbage.”
The state has become the site of 2012’s apocalyptic political battles. The ideological heartland.
Ryan and Priebus rally the troops in Racine County. The message: win in Wisconsin and win the general.
GOP chairman manages expectations before the recall. “I’m not going to play into this narrative about whether or not the Democrats are letting up because I don’t care.”
Republicans accuse Obama of misusing government funds for his reelection campaign.
“A Tale Of Two Leaders” As they embrace Mitt Romney as their presumptive nominee, Republicans object to Obama cracking jokes about paying for college. “I don’t think America’s laughing…certainly college students shouldn’t be the punch line,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters. But could Mitt Romney ever slow-jam the news?
A delayed endorsement is a gesture of “respect” to Gingrich, Paul, and their supporters.
“The primary has been great for us,” the RNC Chairman tells BuzzFeed in an interview.
Republicans update their data and their social strategy as the election approaches.