First on CNN: Republicans launch their own '50 state strategy'
July 24th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Republicans launch their own '50 state strategy'

Washington (CNN) – After weaknesses in its ground game were badly exposed in 2012, the Republican National Committee is taking a page straight out of the Democratic playbook and launching an ambitious “50 state strategy” that will steer party resources and staffers to every corner of the country as it works to repair its voter contact effort before the next presidential election.

The party’s short-term vision with the project is to help the GOP win key races this November and in next year’s midterm elections.
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Filed under: Reince Priebus • RNC
Republicans quick to say jobs report not good enough
July 5th, 2013
10:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans quick to say jobs report not good enough

Washington (CNN) – Both the White House and Republicans are weighing in on the new unemployment report. And as expected, their reactions were completely different.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a better than expected jobs report Friday, with 195,000 jobs added to the economy while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6%.
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Filed under: Alan Krueger • Economy • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama • Reince Priebus
GOP chief: 'We need comprehensive immigration reform'
June 28th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP chief: 'We need comprehensive immigration reform'

Washington (CNN) - One day after the Senate passed a full-spectrum immigration bill with overwhelming support, the chairman of the Republican National Committee re-emphasized the need for reform but said the final contours of the legislation are far from settled.

"We need comprehensive immigration reform," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told CNN in an interview in his Capitol Hill office. "I don't think we can continue to drift along with this mess of immigration laws that we have. And a mess that in many regards has been the results of our government not even enforcing the laws that are in place. There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are in this position, but I think it's about time that we address it."
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Filed under: Immigration • Reince Priebus • Senate
Priebus: Romney was vulnerable like a "duck on the pond"
June 15th, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Priebus: Romney was vulnerable like a "duck on the pond"

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican Party official on Saturday urged conservatives to unite behind his plan to revitalize the party and deliver electoral success in the upcoming midterm and presidential elections.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the party must avoid the situation of 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, where he was left sitting as a "duck on the pond."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus • Republican Party
New jobs numbers not good enough, Republicans say
June 7th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
1 year ago

New jobs numbers not good enough, Republicans say

(CNN) - While Friday's new employment numbers show the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, Americans are "still waiting for the recovery President Obama promised years ago," according to the Republican National Committee's chairman.

"President Obama has given plenty of speeches about jobs, but he's done very little to support the kind of commonsense pro-growth policies Republicans have offered year after year," Reince Priebus said in a statement. "Instead, his government has been wasting precious time and money."
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Filed under: Jobs • Reince Priebus • RNC
In response to Dole, Priebus declares RNC 'open for repairs'
June 2nd, 2013
04:16 PM ET
1 year ago

In response to Dole, Priebus declares RNC 'open for repairs'

(CNN) – Responding to criticism from Sen. Bob Dole, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus bluntly stated Sunday that the GOP is in fact "open for repairs."

Last week the 1996 Republican presidential nominee said his party has changed so much in the past decade that even former President Ronald Reagan wouldn't find a place in it.
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Filed under: Reince Priebus • RNC
N.H. primary gets boost from national GOP leaders
May 20th, 2013
07:26 PM ET
1 year ago

N.H. primary gets boost from national GOP leaders

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus each voiced support Monday for the New Hampshire primary, welcome endorsements for a state that is constantly fighting to protect its unique status as the first state to hold a primary in the race for president.

“I like the process of primaries originating in smaller states,” Paul said before headlining a New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser. “I’ve seen how the election works around here. I’ve seen how it gets close … there are candidates on every corner meeting and shaking hands and it is a hopeful aspect of politics of meeting people one-on-one even in a nation of three hundred million.”
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Reince Priebus
Priebus demands Holder resign over AP probe
May 14th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Priebus demands Holder resign over AP probe

(CNN) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder must resign after his agency collected two months of telephone records from reporters at the Associated Press, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday.

"Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn't request the federal government to respect it; it demands it," Priebus wrote in a statement Tuesday. "Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution."
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Reince Priebus • RNC
Improved jobs report still prompts GOP ire
May 3rd, 2013
10:08 AM ET
1 year ago

Improved jobs report still prompts GOP ire

(CNN) – A better-than-expected jobs report Friday was still cause for concern among Republicans, who said the wide swath of Americans still looking for work were being poorly served by President Barack Obama's policies.

"Today's jobs report brings some good news for a lucky few who found jobs–but not nearly enough hope for the millions of Americans who still need work," wrote Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement issued shortly after the jobs report's release. He singled out the Affordable Care Act, Obama's sweeping health care law, as a cause for further unemployment.
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Filed under: Jobs • John Boehner • Reince Priebus
Paltry jobs report has Republicans pointing fingers
April 5th, 2013
09:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Paltry jobs report has Republicans pointing fingers

(CNN) – A monthly jobs report showing sluggish hiring in March gave Republicans an opening Friday to chastise President Barack Obama's economic policies.

"The president's policies continue to make it harder for Americans to find work," House Speaker John Boehner wrote in a statement released a half hour after the Labor Department report was released. "Hundreds of thousands fled the workforce last month and unemployment remains far above what the Obama administration promised when it enacted its 'stimulus' spending plan."
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Filed under: Jobs • John Boehner • Reince Priebus
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