RNC Articles


Compassionate Conservatism Revisited

5:57 PM, Jan 07, 2013

At the Washington Post, Jen Rubin writes of a renewed interest in compassionate conservatism, citing Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, Republican Paul Ryan, and Gertrude Himmelfarb, writing in THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Here's Rubin:

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New York Times: Tim Scott a 'Token'

10:53 AM, Dec 19, 2012

The New York Times has greeted the appointment of South Carolina congressman Tim Scott to succeed fellow Republican Jim DeMint in the Senate with an op-ed decrying the selection--and Scott himself--as "token."

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Republicans Set Committee to Review What Went Wrong

7:48 PM, Dec 10, 2012

The Republican National Committee announced the formation of a committee set to examine what the party did wrong in the last election.

"Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today launched an initiative to grow the Republican Party and improve future Republican campaigns," the RNC announced today.

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The GOP's Senate Letdown

8:30 AM, Nov 07, 2012

What happened with the Senate? That’s one question Republicans are likely asking themselves after a disappointing Election Day.

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The Minigolfer

Oct 29, 2012

Viewers of the 2012 debates have witnessed an extraordinary turnaround. John Stuart Mill famously spoke of “a party of order and stability, and a party of progress or reform.” Once upon a time, Barack Obama and Joe Biden could claim the mantle of change and progress. But the televised exchanges between Mitt Romney and Obama and Paul Ryan and Biden have revealed that this is no longer the case.

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Chris Christie's Republican Convention Address

9:39 PM, Aug 28, 2012

Here are New Jersey governor Chris Christie's remarks at the Republican convention, as prepared for delivery:

This stage and this moment are very improbable for me.  

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Biden Will Be in Tampa During RNC

1:51 PM, Aug 21, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, a campaign official confirms. 

"Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events," an Obama campaign official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "Additional details on the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming."

The Republican National Convention will run from August 27-30 in Tampa.

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Christie to Keynote Republican Convention; Rubio to Introduce Romney

6:39 AM, Aug 14, 2012

USA Today reports:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address that launches the Republican National Convention in two weeks, telling USA TODAY he plans to make an "emphatic" argument on behalf of GOP approaches and shared sacrifice to face the nation's biggest challenges.

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Romney Ad: Put Work Back Into Welfare

5:25 AM, Aug 13, 2012

A new television ad from Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee looks at Barack Obama's history of opposing the 1996 reforms to welfare and promises a Romney administration will restore "work back in welfare." The ad begins by asking the viewer, "Do you support work for welfare?" Watch the ad below:

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Mitt Romney’s Tampa Telethon Tote Board

12:35 PM, Aug 10, 2012

Regardless of one's precise political peccadilloes, most of us agree this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. However, one gets the feeling the Romney campaign, and even the RNC, either aren't aware of the stakes or, perhaps, just not sure of the best way to convey those stakes to the electorate. But there's a simple way to make sure the upcoming Republican convention in Tampa acts as a constant reminder of the stakes.

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Mass. GOP Ad: Warren Got Rich Flipping Houses

2:19 PM, Jun 27, 2012

The Massachusetts Republican party has a new ad criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for her real estate speculation practices--purchasing homes, many of which were foreclosures, and selling them for a profit. The video claims Warren was "profitting off the misery of the middle class" while later railing against real estate speculation in the wake of the 2008 housing crisis. Watch the ad below:

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New Obama Speech Repeats Lines from Old Speech

7:02 AM, Jun 15, 2012

Barack Obama's campaign speech yesterday in Ohio was billed as a "reframing" and and a "reboot," but as a new video from the Republican National Committee shows, it was really a "replay" of an "old speech," one given April 3 to the Associated Press Luncheon.

"I believe this is a make or break moment for the middle class," Obama said in April. Yesterday, he also said that it's a "make or break moment for the middle class."

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The GOP Must Fight the Radicalism Charge

2:01 PM, Jun 04, 2012

I have been reading A Time for Choosing, the wonderful new e-book from RCP’s Carl Cannon and Tom Bevan about the 2012 campaign, and was really struck by this passage about the Democratic counter-punch to Team Romney. Cannon and Bevan note how Democrats decided to attack Romney as:

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Artur Davis: 'Democratic Label No Longer Matches What I Know About My Country'

A once proud Democrat becomes a Republican.
9:39 AM, May 30, 2012

On his personal website, former congressman Artur Davis confirmed at least some of the recent rumors surrounding him—that the lifelong Democrat, the man who endorsed Barack Obama for president early in 2007 and seconded his nomination at the Democratic party convention in 2008, now considers himself a Republican. Here's Davis on his switch:

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Watching the Democratic Party Collapse in Dixie

12:34 PM, May 22, 2012

My goodness. This story is just plain nuts:

Two weeks after an imprisoned felon received 41 percent of the vote against President Obama in West Virginia’s presidential primary, Arkansas could provide another potential embarrassment for the incumbent.

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The GOP and the Big Banks

8:36 AM, May 19, 2012

This story got me thinking about the GOP's complicated relationship with the big banks:

Crossroads GPS, a conservative-aligned outside group backed by Karl Rove, is on the air in Nebraska with an ad attacking former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) for supporting the bank bailout.

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'What Do You Do When You Don't Have a Record to Run On?'

7:07 AM, May 04, 2012

That's the question the latest web ad from the Republican National Committee is asking--"What do you do when you don't have a record to run on?"

In a statement, RNC chair Reince Priebus says, "President Obama has no record to run on so he's out on the campaign trail resorting to the very tactics he once campaigned against. ... It's sad to see the candidate of 'Hope and Change' become the president of 'Hype and Blame.'

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Obama Team Accuses GOP of Outsourcing to Manila, Pays Firm that Outsources to Manila

10:49 AM, May 03, 2012

Ben LaBolt, President Obama's campaign spokesman, claimed on Twitter that the Republican National Committee, "following their nominee's example," has "apparently been outsourced to Manila."

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'Excuses, Excuses'

1:29 PM, Apr 16, 2012

The latest Republican National Committee web ad, knocking President Obama for passing the buck: 

 

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Club for Growth, NRA Knock Lugar in New Ads

7:30 AM, Apr 09, 2012

With a month left before Indiana's Republican primary, incumbent senator Dick Lugar is facing more negative ads from two important conservative advocacy groups.

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McMahon, Shays Trade Barbs Over Spending

4:03 PM, Apr 05, 2012

In an increasingly contentious Connecticut Senate primary, Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays are arguing that each is a better fiscal conservative than the other. In a new blog post, the McMahon campaign says Shays, a former congressman, has a similar record on spending and debt as the likely Democratic nominee, three-term congressman Chris Murphy.

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'Same Tired Rhetoric'

4:03 PM, Apr 04, 2012

The latest Republican National Committee web ad, titled "Same Tired Rhetoric," shows that President Obama keeps saying the same thing over (and over!) again:

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Races to Watch: Indiana Senate Primary

Veteran GOP senator Dick Lugar faces conservative challenger Richard Mourdock.
9:55 AM, Apr 04, 2012

Six-term Republican senator Dick Lugar is seeking a seventh, but he’s been facing his toughest primary challenge in decades. His opponent, state treasurer Richard Mourdock, charges that Lugar isn’t conservative enough and is  “Obama’s favorite Republican”—a play on Lugar’s early reputation as “Nixon’s favorite mayor” when he was mayor of Indianapolis.

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GOP: Obama Administration's 'Misplaced Trust' in Russia

2:55 PM, Apr 02, 2012

The Republican National Committee is releasing a new web ad today that contrasts Vice President Joe Biden's declaration last year that "the United States and Russia no longer have good reason not to trust one another" with news that Russia is arming Bashar al-Assad as he beats back protesters in Syria.

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'After the Election'

1:43 PM, Mar 26, 2012

The Republican National Committee jumps on President Obama's hot mic comments to his Russian counterpart earlier today and cuts this ad: 

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Club for Growth on Lugar: 'No More'

8:29 AM, Mar 26, 2012

Last week, the Club for Growth purchased airtime in Indiana to run advertisements against Dick Lugar, the six-term Republican senator facing a tough primary election against Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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More TV Ad Buys in Indiana Senate Race

4:18 PM, Mar 23, 2012

Politico reports that the Club for Growth has bought television airtime in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend, Indiana to run ads against incumbent Republican senator Dick Lugar. The ad buy will be the first outside TV advertising for this race that'll help Lugar's Republican opponent, Richard Murdouck. The current buy is more than $273,000 over the next two weeks.

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The RNC Doesn't Forget: 'Happy Birthday, ObamaCare!'

7:11 AM, Mar 23, 2012

The Republican National Committee is wishing Obamacare--President Obama's signature health care overhaul legislation--a "happy birthday" with this banner, hanging from the RNC office here in Washington:

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Romney Aide: We Will 'Hit a Reset Button' in Fall Campaign

"Like an Etch-a-Sketch."
11:17 AM, Mar 21, 2012

Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN this morning that Boston will "reset" its campaign for the general election. Via Greg Sargent:

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Turner to Run for Senate in New York

2:01 PM, Mar 13, 2012

Bob Turner, the newly-elected Republican congressman from New York City who replaced Democrat Anthony Weiner, will be running for the GOP nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat and New York's junior senator. The Associated Press reports:

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