Cheney to address RNC as GOP maps a political path forward
April 10th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
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Cheney to address RNC as GOP maps a political path forward

Los Angeles (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney will address members of the Republican National Committee gathering here in California this week for strategy sessions on how to broaden the GOP’s appeal with voters.

It is unclear what topic Cheney will speak on, but this is the first formal gathering of national party members since RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued a report last month examining all aspects of the national party, including what steps the GOP should take to reach out to new voters, specifically Asian Americans, blacks, Hispanics and young people.

“During the meeting we will focus a great deal on ways we stay true to our principles and grow our ranks across all communities,” Priebus said in an email sent Wednesday to the 168 members of the national committee that was obtained by CNN. “During our training sessions we will hear from activists, local elected officials, state party leaders and others who can share successful examples and tactics that we can learn from. Many of the sessions will be about ‘showing up’ in communities we haven’t before as well as messaging to minority communities and talking to them where they get their news.”

In addition to Cheney, Priebus told national committee members that influential conservative opinion makers Hugh Hewitt, David Horowitz and Larry Solov will also address the RNC’s spring meeting.

Priebus convened a five person task force in December to develop a series of recommendations following a top-to-bottom review of the GOP, including minority outreach, messaging, fundraising and how the national party chooses its presidential nominee.

The task force released its recommendations in a report titled the Growth and Opportunity Project that was praised by many in the GOP, but raised red flags among social conservatives concerned the party was going to change its position on social issues like same sex marriage in an attempt to appeal to younger voters.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. buongiorno

    somethings brewing and it isn't coffee

    April 10, 2013 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Why don't you hook up with romney ,lyin Ryan and Rubio and peewee Cruz the teabag loser from Texas and totally destroy the gop for the mid terms !!!!!

    April 10, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. lily longflower

    this is great news. the fact the rnc is looking to cheney for policy guidance bodes very well for progressive dems since that agenda has been soundly rejected in two landslide national elections.

    thank you reince....never thought i'd say that : )

    April 10, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. jinx9to88

    Please GOP take whatever advice Cheney can give you!!!

    April 10, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  5. Sheon1

    Cheney, heux, sit down. Don't nobody want to hear anything you got to say!

    April 10, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  6. On StreetWise

    "Cheney to address RNC as GOP maps a political path forward".... after your last trip through our capital, I doubt seriously that you have any new ideas or maps forward. Mr. Cheney, you are a complete fraud and war criminal, what more you could offer to our nation... Prison?

    April 10, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. hypatia

    Bwahahahahahahaaaaa! Best reality show this season.

    April 10, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  8. P G Williams

    "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword" (Matthew 26: 52)
    "He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword
    "Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" (Revelation 13: 10)

    April 10, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  9. Evergreen

    Maybe he could remind them that "deficeits don't matter."

    April 10, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  10. SafeJourney

    HA at political path forward with Darth Cheney? that's a joke right

    April 10, 2013 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein

    Getting lessons from a man who only has a heart because they put one in him. He doesn't seem to understand the needs or thinking of most Americans.

    April 10, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  12. If he only had a heart..... to broaden the GOP’s appeal with voters...??

    Well, showing a picture of Dick Satan Cheney is NOT going to help.

    April 10, 2013 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. Name lynn

    Dick is his name the guns is not his games. Go have a seat dick your words is worthless.

    April 10, 2013 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  14. MaryM

    Cheney? the biggest Liar about the Iraq War? That is the Republicans way forward? Well this is proof, the republicans have learned nothing

    April 10, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  15. Randy, San Francisco

    Listening to Dick Cheney is not a step forward in rebranding the Republican Party. It is two steps backwards.

    April 10, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Maybe he found the WMD's ?

    Been there , done that !

    April 10, 2013 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  17. Name Uche Agonsi

    I sincerely hope & pray that this sudden interest (& as well timing ) of Dick Cheney 's call for NRC meeting on an already nationally dealt issue, has nothing to do with war & NK. That guy is a war monger. He could do anything to goad the Repubs into pressurising Obama into war with NK.

    April 10, 2013 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  18. freedom

    This man has balls of steel. Go for it!

    April 11, 2013 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  19. jk

    It is amazing that this party wants to bring people in yet they continue in the same foot prints a decade or is that 4 decades behind...

    THAT IS WHAT GOT US HERE! Cheney is soulless

    April 11, 2013 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  20. helenecha

    So seriously, isn't it? What matters GOP most? Is it a map of its own? Does GOP really think people would understand or change their mind just with the help of a political map?

    April 11, 2013 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  21. Marie MD

    How does that saying go . . . . "only the good die young"?
    This guy and everyone in the shrub #43 administration should be in jail for war crimes and he should be in jail for shooting a friend in the face while drunk and hunting caged birds. There's a sport.

    April 11, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  22. Tony

    Republicans are a stupid party according to jindal, they are allowing a war criminal/murderer to address them, my my they never learn. They will have a clear picture come 2014.

    April 11, 2013 07:37 am at 7:37 am |