(CNN) – As the Republican National Committee has been working to expand its outreach to African-Americans, it now finds itself playing defense after a well-intentioned but unpolished tweet honoring the legacy of Rosa Parks seemed to ignite some backlash.
The RNC on Sunday, commemorating the day Parks was arrested in 1955, sent out a tweet to recognize the civil rights activist.
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(CNN) – The chairman of the Republican National Committee sat down with a group of African-American business and community leaders in Detroit on Tuesday as part of the organization's rebranding effort to pull more voters into its column.
Reince Priebus also announced the hiring of Wayne Bradley, the host of an online radio show, to head the party's African-American Engagement effort in economically struggling Michigan and launched the Michigan Black Advisory Council.
(CNN) - What happens in Vegas … goes to the White House?
That's what the Nevada Host Committee, Inc. is hoping. The group has made a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas.
It may seem early to bid for a convention scheduled for three years from now but hosting a national convention is a major undertaking for any city, no matter how well equipped. The Republican National Committee usually makes its choice two years in advance.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is continuing its attack on Obamacare, this time with an ad aimed at one of the law's premier audiences, young people.
The RNC says that they'll run a commercial Tuesday night on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, a program that's popular with younger viewers. The spot, which the party committee says will air only in the Washington, D.C. television market, is one of four the RNC has produced.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is concentrating its government shutdown firepower against two of the top Democrats in Congress and three Senate Democrats who may face tough re-elections next year.
The RNC said Monday it's launching robocalls in the home states and districts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair of the rival Democratic National Committee, as well as Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.
Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is offering the United States government a check to pay for guards at the National World War II Memorial, chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday.
"We're willing to pay the bill," said Priebus, who was speaking to reporters as he stood in front of a fence at the memorial.
Washington (CNN) – After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by more than 40% in 2012, the Republican Party has started an effort to rebrand itself to be more attractive to the growing demographic.
But that's not going to be easy, according to the results of a new poll released Friday, and will require the Republican Party to turn back the a belief among Latinos that the party doesn't care about them.
(CNN) – A Republican National Committee event Monday commemorating the 1963 "March on Washington" took a political turn when a speaker called out African-American politicians he said are exploiting their posts for dishonest ends.
"We must be honest about those black politicians who are standing on those who sacrificed and are using that position for corrupt purposes," said social activist Bob Woodson Sr., the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "We need to call them out, because they are moral traitors. They are moral traitors. But we're silent about that."
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's teaming up Friday with President Barack Obama at a campaign style event in Scranton, Pennsylvania isn't going unnoticed by the Republican National Committee.
The party committee is up with a web video that characterizes the education event in the city where the vice president was born as the first step in the "Biden 2016 kickoff tour."