RNC Articles

GOP Responds to Obama With Ad Focusing on National Security

'The State Of Our Union Is Less Safe'
11:01 PM, Jan 12, 2016

The Republican National Committee is responding to Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address by releasing this video, focusing on national security failures:

The web ad is titled, "The State Of Our Union Is Less Safe."

“After seven years under President Obama, America has become less prosperous, less safe, and less free," the chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, says in a statement. "Americans are reminded daily of this president's failures and broken promises, whether it's higher costs under ObamaCare, the continued decline of the middle class, or the increased threat posed by ISIS and radical Islamic terrorists.

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A Visit from Chair Priebus

Dec 28, 2015

'Twas the night before Christmas, when out on the stump

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Trump;

The pundits were poring o'er laptops with care,

In hopes that enlightenment soon would be theirs;

The pollsters were nestled all snug in their beds;

While margins of error tapdanced in their heads;

And Susan with Chekhov, and I with Lee Child,

Had just settled down for a fun evening wild.

When out in the drive there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.

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New GOP Ad: 'Can Leaders Like These Keep Us Safe?'

11:51 AM, Nov 23, 2015

A new ad from the Republican National Committee goes after Democrats on foreign policy. The ad--titled "Can Leaders Like These Keep Us Safe?"--includes voiceovers from Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and John Kerry.

In the ad, the RNC plays a clip of Clinton saying the fight against ISIS "cannot be an American fight,"  and avoiding use of the term "radical Islam." President Obama says ISIS isn't gaining strength. 

The ad ends with the question, "Can leaders like these keep us safe?"

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Republican Party: Hillary Is John 'Kerryesque'

12:26 PM, Oct 15, 2015

A new advertisement by the Republican National Committee compares Hillary Clinton to John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004.

The ad compares a statement Clinton made at this week's Democratic debate with one made by Kerry in the 2004 campaign. Clinton's statement: "I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone." And Kerry's: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."

Both statement relate to the candidates flip-flopping on key issues. 

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McCarthy: Why I Dropped Out

The Republican party is not united.
4:24 PM, Oct 08, 2015

It was just over a week ago when House majority leader Kevin McCarthy first considered dropping out of the race for speaker.

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Boehner to Stay On as Speaker Until Election

12:57 PM, Oct 08, 2015

House speaker John Boehner has released a statement following the announcement that majority leader Kevin McCarthy is dropping out of the race for speaker. Here's the statement:

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Be Prepared

Going door-to-door for 2016—already.
Aug 03, 2015

"Nobody’s home,” says Michael Fields, the 28-year-old state director of the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity. On this sunny Saturday morning in mid-July, we’re walking through a residential neighborhood in Greenwood Village, a wealthy suburb in Arapahoe County. It’s the perfect day for a hike near the mountains or a dip in the pool, which may explain why Fields is greeted with silence at nearly every door he knocks on.

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GOP Bashes 'Clinton-Obama Nuclear Deal With Iran'

8:44 AM, Jul 22, 2015

The Republican National Committee has come out against the Iran nuclear deal, which it labels as part of the "Clinton-Obama foreign policy." The RNC makes their case in a 33-second web video which will be released later today:

The ad uses audio from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. At the end of the short spot, the screen text reads, "Clinton-Obama foreign policy: Bad deals, a nuclear Iran. Too dangerous for America."

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Republicans Demand Hillary Turn Over Email Server

11:37 AM, Jun 29, 2015

The The Republican National Committee is releasing a new video to argue that Democrat Hillary Clinton turn over the private email server she maintained while serving as secretary of state to an indpendent investigator. The web video showcases several reporters and members of the media excoriating Clinton's lack of transparency. Watch the video below:

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Kristol Clear Straw Poll: June Edition

2:39 PM, Jun 16, 2015

In this week's edition of the boss's email newsletter -- Kristol Clear -- readers are asked to rank their top three picks for the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee. The boss writes:

With Jeb Bush's entry into the race, it's a good time to get an update on what you think of the Republican presidential race. You know the drill: As of now, who are your first, second, and third choices among these declared and likely-to-declare candidates? ...

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GOP Attacks O'Malley

8:26 AM, May 29, 2015

The Republican National Committee has released a research book attacking Democrat Martin O'Malley. O'Malley is expected to jump in the presidential race tomorrow.

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RNC Goes Populist: Hits Hillary's Financial 'Hypocrisy'

7:36 AM, May 29, 2015

In a 41-second video that's set to be released later this morning, the Republican National Committee is using a populist message to hit Hillary Clinton for "hypocrisy."  

The video mainly features a snippet from a speech Clinton delivered on Wednesday, May 27, at the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council. "Because we're going to have to stand up to the people who want to keep the deck stacked in favor of those at the top. We're going to have to fight to make sure that the success of our country is shared across the economy," Clinton says in the RNC ad.

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Carly on Offense on ISIS

2:04 PM, May 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says the United States is "not making progress" in its fight against ISIS. In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Fiorina said President Obama "understates the significance of the situation" with the terrorist group that has taken over large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq.

"It's more than a tactical setback," she said of Ramadi, a critical town in Iraq's Anbar province that fell to ISIS forces last week. "It demonstrates that we're not making enough progress in degrading and defeating ISIS."

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RNC Straw Poll Lists 36 Presidential Candidates

2:01 PM, May 13, 2015

The Republican field for president is remarkably large, but are there really 36 possible contenders for the nomination? That's how many options a new online straw poll from the Republican National Committee offers.

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GOP: Stop Hillary

7:10 AM, Apr 10, 2015

The Republican National Committee is kicking off a paid online ad campaign just ahead of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement. Clinton is expected to make the much anticipated move as early as this weekend.

The ad campaign features this ad, called "Stop Hillary," and is meant to target independent and swing voters:

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GOP Hits 'Hillary Dodgeball: White House vs. State Department'

11:33 AM, Mar 16, 2015

The Republican National Committee has released this web video, hitting the White House, the State Department, and the Clinton campaign for avoiding questions related to Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of private email to conduct official business:

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GOP: Make Democrats Answer for Their Fellow Democrats

8:19 AM, Feb 24, 2015

Democrats have not had to answer for the actions of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who offered to change a policy position in exchange for not being criticized, and threatened to paint President Obama as anti-Semitic and anti-women). Or for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (which accepts foreign donations). Or for Joe Biden (who said last week he knows Somalis because "there’s an awful lot driving cabs").

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GOP Legislatures Reject Their Governors' Medicaid Expansions

Will Utah follow Tennessee and Wyoming?
9:07 AM, Feb 19, 2015

Last November, Tennessee’s Republican governor Bill Haslam won his reelection effort resoundingly, taking 70 percent of the vote and every single county in the state. Just six weeks later, Haslam surprised nearly everyone in Tennessee’s Republican-controlled state assembly by announcing that one of his first orders of business in his second term would be to expand Medicaid under the umbrella of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But a month and a half later, Haslam’s Medicaid expansion was dead. The debate was over nearly as soon as it started.

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RNC to Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

8:44 AM, Feb 10, 2015

The Republican National Committee is looking for Hillary Clinton. Which is why, according to a memo they've sent to the press, they're asking, “Where’s Hillary?”

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GOP: '#Unconstitutional'

4:47 PM, Nov 20, 2014

The Republican National Committee responds to President Obama's executive amnesty with this video:

The RNC says in a statement, “President Obama’s politically motivated executive order is unprecedented,” said Chairman Priebus. “If he believed that his actions were urgent and that he had the Constitutional authority all along, why didn’t he think so for the last six years of his presidency?”

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GOP Wins Big in Governor's Races, Too

1:39 AM, Nov 05, 2014

How sweeping was the Republican wave of 2014? Yes, the GOP has held the House of Representatives (with gains) and taken control of the Senate. But the party is also likely to come out ahead for the year in governor’s races—something few thought possible at the beginning of the cycle.

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GOP: 'Keep Terrorists Off U.S. Soil'

'Obama’s Foreign Policy Is on the Ballot'
8:01 AM, Oct 27, 2014

The Republican National Committee announced today a new ad campaign arguing "Obama's Foreign Policy Is on the Ballot" in next week's election. 

Here's the ad:

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Signs of a Good Year for GOP

1:01 PM, Sep 25, 2014

At Real Clear Politics, Sean Trende offers a theory about why so many Senate races are close and yet Republicans seem poised to do well anyway. Looking at polling trends from past election cycles, Trende sees a situation where Democratic candidates are unlikely to improve much on their current positions as their polling numbers approach the president's (underwater) approval ratings in their respective states.

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GOP Campaign Arm Creates Video Game

7:01 AM, Aug 26, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Campaign has developed a multi-level online computer game. The game, called "Mission Majority," is programmed to look like an 8-bit-era video game and features an elephant named Giopi (sounds like "GOP") as a playable character. The player runs and jumps, collecting "keys" to Republican victory and vanquishing bad guys like "taxers" and "mudslingers." A successfully destroyed baddie emits an embarrassing audio clip from Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mark Pryor, and Bruce Braley.

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Kristol on Morning Joe: ISIS a 'Strategic Threat' in Iraq

7:46 AM, Aug 08, 2014

The boss was on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe Friday to discuss Iraq, the Tea Party, and the midterm elections. Watch the videos below:

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Don't Get Cocky About 2014

12:54 PM, Jul 21, 2014

Over at the New York Times, Nate Cohn throws cold water on the notion that 2014 is going to be a landmark year for the GOP: 

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Cleveland Awarded 2016 RNC Convention

11:26 AM, Jul 08, 2014

The RNC’s Site Selection Committee has recommended Cleveland, Ohio, as the host city of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland last held a national political convention in 1936, when Kansas governor Alfred Landon defeated Senator William Borah of Idaho for the Republican presidential nomination.

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The Quest for a GOP Majority

11:01 AM, Jul 01, 2014

In late June, the Pew Research Center released "Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology." Breaking the nation's voting public into seven types (plus one type that does not regularly vote), Pew aims to give a more granular perspective on the nation's body politic. Pew's political map can be a helpful tool for Republicans and conservatives looking to chart a path to a sustainable governing coalition.

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GOP Mocks President's Anger: 'Obama Is So Mad'

2:31 PM, May 19, 2014

The Republican National Committee is out with this new video showing that President Obama is mad:

The video is titled, "Obama Is So Mad."


RNC press secretary Kirsten Kukowski writes in an email to reporters, "Not only does Obama learn about scandals in the news, he’s also been “mad as hell” before – IRS, ObamaCare, GSA wasteful spending, Fast and Furious, Secret Service…"

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