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  • GOP Chairman: Donald Trump Will Lose Bid to Change Platform to Support Some Abortions

    04/25/2016 8:59:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The chairman of the GOP says Donald Trump will not likely be successful in his effort to change the Republican Party platform to support abortions in cases of rape or incest. As LifeNews.com reported last week, Trump said he absolutely wants to change the Republican partys current pro-life platform to promote abortions in cases of rape or incest. Yes I would. Absolutely, for the three exceptions, I would, he said. Trump was then pressed further and asked if he would make an exception to protect the health of the mother. I would leave it for the life of the mother,...
  • RNC chief warns Trump supporters and opponents

    04/22/2016 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus laid out the boundaries for both Donald Trump and his many opponents Friday in a speech aimed at holding together his party at a time when it seems it is under assault from all sides. Priebus opened his speech to RNC members here with a stern shot at the #NeverTrump forces. "It is essential to victory in November that we all support our candidate," Priebus said. "This goes for everyone, whether you're a county party chairman, an RNC member or a presidential candidate. Politics is a team sport, and we can't win unless we...
  • Priebus 'Not Going to Allow Anyone to Rewrite the Rules of Our Party'

    04/18/2016 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said "there's no room for threatening the delegates or the convention or anybody that would be going to our national convention," but he passed off much of that talk as "rhetoric and hyperbole." Priebus told NBC on Sunday that, as Donald Trump calls the delegate-selection process rigged, "I don't know what the motivation is." "There's really nothing that's rigged or being changed or altered. These are the same rules that were in place basically for over a century," he said. "But, at the very least, there's no way around the fact that all of...
  • I hope what Reince Priebus said about Donald Trump isn't true

    04/19/2016 5:03:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Veteran DJ Lewis in Wisconsin claims he was 5 feet away from RNC chairman Reince Priebus when he overheard that the GOP's voting machine had been purposely rigged to keep Donald Trump under 50 percent. Lewis said he recorded the chairman's conversation, but the mainstream media is refusing to run the story. "Already have tried 8 different places. I even taped his conversation and they tell me that is illegal," wrote Lewis. Lewis said he warned others that the voting machines in Wisconsin would be rigged.
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention or, as some skeptics fear, some white knight who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Priebus dismisses Trump's 'rigged' claims as a lot of hot air

    04/17/2016 2:34:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2016 | Colin Wilhelm
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday dismissed Donald Trumps claims of a delegate-selection system rigged against him as rhetoric and hyperbole. Im not at odds with Trump, Preibus said on CNNs State of the Union. Youre not at odds, but it sure sounds like he is, CNN host Dana Bash replied. It depends on what you think, Preibus said, repeating his claim that Trumps criticisms were all rhetoric and hyperbole. Theres nothing that the RNC can do to alter the rules between now and the convention [in mid-July]; its not the RNCs place. So, I dont sit here...
  • RNC chief: No changes to delegate requirement likely

    04/17/2016 1:47:53 PM PDT · by GilGil
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Priebus maintained Sunday that state parties, not the RNC, decide their individual delegate processes, which have been finalized since last October. "The process has been going on for a month in each of the state's where there's been a convention," Priebus said. "It's not a matter of party insiders. It's a matter of 2,400 grassroots activists, and whatever they want to do, they can do."
  • Priebus says he'd prefer GOP nominee run against Clinton than Sanders

    04/15/2016 8:28:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 | Julia Manchester,
    Priebus says he'd prefer GOP nominee run against Clinton than Sanders By Julia Manchester, CNN Updated 2229 GMT (0529 HKT) April 15, 2016 Washington (CNN) Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Friday he would prefer the GOP nominee run against Hillary Clinton than Bernie Sanders. "I'd rather run against Hillary Clinton because she's defined, she's not liked, and in a popular cultural vote in America, that's a really important question, and she doesn't do well with that question," Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I don't know what is going to happen with the FBI. So put her unpopularity...
  • For Priebus & RNC - There is no voice of the people, only GOP (E) political hacks.

    04/13/2016 5:52:20 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    On June 16, 1858, Abe Lincoln quoted these forever famous words: "A house divided agaist itself, cannot stand". On November 19, 1863, while delivering "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln further stated: "That a government "of the people", "by the people", "for the people", shall not perish from the Earth. Evidently by his actions, or lack of action, RNC Chairman Priebus & his corps of GOP Establishment goons, believe or practice neither. The Republican voters of the great state of Colorado, have been denied their right to exercise their voice of choice for PUTUS, either by Primary or Caucus election. The American...
  • Reince Priebus is in over his head

    04/12/2016 9:52:38 PM PDT · by Hostage · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane. How much gray hair do you think youre going to have by December? CNNs Jake Tapper inquired. Gray is fine, the party boss replied. I just want to make sure I have hair. Alternatively, he could try a Whig. This could be the first time in 160 years when a major American political party splits, and Priebus, the young technocrat from Wisconsin brought in to improve the Republicans infrastructure, is in over his head.
  • GOP Mails "Notice of Delinquency" to California Voters

    04/11/2016 11:44:27 PM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/11/16 | Calvin
    Three photos of shameful mailer hitting "delinquent" donors to GOP 2016 campaign. Three user-posted photos include red "Notice of Delinquency" stamp, a return address from "Office of Records, California Area Assessment", a copy of the letter, and a handy form whereby you can provide the RNC with your credit card number. Hit the link to see it for yourself.
  • RNC Chairman Priebus: Our Nominee Will Be One of Three Whos Running Maybe Kasich (VIDEO)

    04/06/2016 7:19:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aptil 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Without saying it, Reince Priebus just told Sean Hannity Tuesday on Fox News that one of the three candidates currently in the running Trump, Cruz, Kasich WILL BE the nominee. And he wont count out Kasich? When pressed by Hannity that theres no way Kasich can be the nominee for all the Rules reasons, Priebus refused to agree.
  • Reince Priebus Attacks Trump....Silent On Cruz & Kasich (Vanity)

    04/04/2016 4:42:37 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    Yesterday, on national TV, Reince Priebus the RNC Chairman openly attacked Donald J. Trump on his failure to stand by Trump's "Party Loyalty" oath to commit to supporting the GOP POTUS nominee. But, Priebus failed to mention that both Ted Cruz & John Kasich have openly backed away from exactly the same pledge weeks before Trump joined them. IMHO....Priebus should be forced to resign for his direct of unfairness towards a fellow Republican candidate....that being Donald J. Trump, and openly giving a pass to both Ted Cruz & John Kasich. IMHO.....Reince Priebus is just another loyal, active member of the...
  • THE FIX IS IN- GOP Leader Priebus Says He Wont Turn Over Party to Trump if He Wins

    04/02/2016 3:49:53 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-02-2016 | Jim Hoft
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaires campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times said Priebus has also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination. At an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trumps loyalists,...
  • Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP.

    03/31/2016 12:11:27 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 210 replies
    Twitter/Trump ^ | 03/31/16 | Donald Trump
    Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP. Looking forward to bringing the Party together --- and it will happen!
  • Talk Radios Trump Divide

    03/23/2016 4:38:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://morningmartini.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chris Rochester
    The divide between Wisconsin conservative talk radio and national talk radio over Donald Trump is remarkable. The other day, I wrote that its time for Wisconsin conservatives who are still on the sidelines to get active, to step up and start making the case against the candidate who will topple the infrastructure of conservative thought and policy thats taken decades to build. (That candidate is Trump, in case you were wondering) In Wisconsin, WTMJs Charlie Sykes, on-air and via his Right Wisconsin website, has made his stance against Trump clear. See my call to action for more on that. WISNs...
  • RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    03/14/2016 5:46:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 6:22 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obamas nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks. A task force housed within the Republican National Committee will orchestrate attack ads, petitions and media outreach to bolster a strategy that Senate Republicans adopted as soon as Justice Antonin Scalia died last month: refusing to consider an Obama nominee out of hopes that the next president will be a Republican. The RNC will contract with America Rising Squared, an outside group targeting Democrats...
  • RNC chair: GOP will embrace its nominee

    03/10/2016 6:13:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus insisted Thursday night that the Republican Party would embrace its nominee, even if it was Donald Trump. "This party is going to support the nominee, whoever it is, 100 percent," Priebus said to tepid applause on stage in Miami before the latest GOP debate. "No question about that." Republicans have struggled for months on whether to embrace Trump, the controversial businessman leading the GOP race, or rally around one of his rivals. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) is the closest to knocking off Trump based on the number of accrued delegates, and has expressed openness...
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must get over hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    In last Junes Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • The flailing, incompetent GOP establishment: Reince Priebus’ new plan to control Trump

    02/25/2016 8:09:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | Elias Isquith
    Ultimately, this post is about Reince Priebus, the theatrically incompetent chairman of the Republican National Committee, and his latest attempt to persuade the GOP establishment that he’s not as impotent and helpless as Donald Trump makes him look. (SNIP) The plan, in other words, is to persuade the man who ran roughshod over the entire party establishment to do what that very same establishment tells him is best. The idea, presumably, is that the candidate who won by flamboyantly breaking all of the unwritten rules will suddenly listen to those he vanquished. Why? Because of … voter data. And field...
  • RNC sees leverage over Trump

    02/25/2016 11:59:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 05:14 AM EST | Daniel Strauss
    Donald Trump has steamrolled toward the Republican nomination by lambasting all things political establishment, and now that establishment thinks it can convince their insult-wielding front-runner he needs them. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has begun stating in private meetings that the party has sway over its at times unwelcome front-runner because it has tools Trump will need to use to win a general election -- voter data and field, digital and media operations that a nominee typically inherits from the party infrastructure. Dangling access to these resources, Priebus thinks he can help steer Trump toward partywide policy goals and...
  • Dear Reince, Donald Trump Doesn’t Need The GOP

    02/24/2016 8:53:08 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 39 replies
    http://detonite.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | DETONITENEWS
    Donald Trump wants to Make America Great Again, but Reince Priebus is standing in the way of that. Reince Priebus is allowing representatives of the official Republican Party to stand in Trump's way. Reince wants his old college pal Rubio to head to the White House. Yes, Reince Preibus and Marco Rubio went to college together - they go WAY back.
  • Rush: The Establishment Plans for an Open Convention

    02/21/2016 6:50:43 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 215 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.Com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Establishment Plans for an Open Convention February 19, 2016 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Julie in Topeka.It's great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi. I just have a question. RUSH: Yes? CALLER: At what point would you see... ?I know Ben Carson wants itand I know Bush wants itand I know Kasich wants it, but by having so many people in thereit allows Trump to carry that banner of,"I'm winning."Is there some point that those others, the lower tier at this point, would say,"For the sake of the Republican Party and saving the country from Trump," that they...
  • Post Debate Thoughts – RNC Head Reince Priebus Becomes Trump’s Greatest Ally…

    02/14/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by GilGil · 50 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 2/14/2016 | Sundance
    When the elephant dust settled, Trump emerged – yet again, victorious. This about sums it up: I am not a Trump supporter but that was a bloodbath. He tied that whole stage and audience into a package and stamped “Washington Bulls–t” on it. Then he set it on fire and walked off. Another summary via Twitter: Tonight, Trump poured gasoline on 30 years of neocon foreign policy thinking and lit the match. It was beautiful. #GOPDebate Or this one: Trump was just Trump tonight — the lone guy fighting all Establishment comers, including that obnoxious audience. And another: Some good,...
  • Ann Coulter mocks education of Republican establishment (Ice Cream man Rubio a dunce)

    02/03/2016 7:07:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Lion of the Blogosphere ^ | December 21, 2015
    "At what point in Donald Trump’s inaugural address do you figure the GOP establishment will finally grasp what’s been happening? The establishment, not “elites” because they’re mostly bland functionaries who went to third-rate schools — have thrown absolutely everything they have at Trump." (SNIP) And maybe that’s why they are rallying behind a loser like Rubio who attended Tarkio College and Santa Fe Community College?
  • Priebus '100 percent' confident he can rally GOP behind Cruz or Trump

    01/09/2016 12:07:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    The head of the Republican National Committee promises that the Republican nominee will have his party's full support -- no matter who it is. Responding to a question from Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday night, Reince Priebus said he was confident he could pull his party together even if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or real estate mogul Donald Trump win the nomination. "One hundred percent. You know the unifying thing about what I have to do is no matter who you're for everyone can agree that we have to have a national party and infrastructure that has its act together...
  • Team Cruz defends scheme to stop Trump at brokered convention: “It’s not cheating”

    12/12/2015 1:47:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 146 replies
    Shortly after Ted Cruz told GOP power brokers that Trump lacked the "judgement" to be president, Kellyanne Conway who runs Cruz's Keep the Promise I super PAC justified RNC plans to strip Trump of the nomination at a brokered convention even if he wins the most votes and plurality of delegates KC: No, it's not cheating. Chris Matthews: The candidate who gets the plurality of votes - the most votes should be the nominee? KC: No, I'd have to look at the math.
  • RNC Chair Priebus: Media Has "Vendetta","Crazy Obsession" With Carson's Past

    11/09/2015 8:04:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on NBC’s “Today” show, Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus accused the media of having a “‘vendetta” and a “crazy obsession” with the past of Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
  • Mathews:Republicans Only Want White-Aged People Voting And To Avoid Evolution(Shortened)

    11/03/2015 2:37:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of trying to seize control of debates to avoid questions like “Do you believe in evolution?” And “hands up if you agree” questions and only want “white, middle-aged, and minimally well off” people to vote on Monday.
  • GOP contenders demand greater control over crucial debates

    11/01/2015 6:15:09 PM PST · by 867V309 · 24 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | David Weigel and Robert Costa
    RNC officials said they would not participate in Sunday’s meeting, but they have been reassuring campaign operatives that they are willing to recalibrate the events.
  • Exclusive– GOP Campaigns Agree to Cut RNC Out of Debate Process, Negotiate Directly with Networks

    11/01/2015 7:57:02 PM PST · by BAW · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The 2016 GOP presidential campaigns agreed on Sunday evening to cut the Republican National Committee (RNC) out of the debate negotiation process and instead deal directly with networks moderating debates, Breitbart News has learned. Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for frontrunner Donald Trump, confirmed to Breitbart News via phone on Sunday that the “biggest consensus” of five separate points the GOP campaigns agreed on was cutting the RNC out of the negotiations with the networks, as the campaigns would each like to negotiate with the networks directly. In response to the revelation that the RNC will be cut out of...
  • GOP Suspends NBC Debate Because Questions Might Be Too Hard

    11/02/2015 8:07:56 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-30-15 | Jaime Fuller
    A few days after the CNBC presidential debate -- which the GOP campaigns called "horrendous," "stupid," and "ridiculous" -- the Republican National Committee has decided to suspend its plans to let NBC News host a debate on February 26.... Priebus also noted that the "moderators engaged in a series of 'gotcha' questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates' policies and ideas." He did not add that the American people would have also gained a fuller...
  • Mark Levin: Reince Priebus should be fired from the RNC for throwing Republicans under the bus

    10/30/2015 11:20:44 AM PDT · by amorphous · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 29 Oct 2015
    Mark Levin says these Republican debate formats are preposterous and they need to end, as does the job RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Mark Levin argued tonight that Reince Priebus should be fired, saying he’s a boob and that he’s thrown these Republicans under the bus. But he was very proud of most Republicans, led by Ted Cruz, who he said finally had enough and stood up to these moderators.
  • Priebus: CNBC Won't Moderate Another Debate,We're "Re-Evaluating" All The Others (Shortened)

    10/30/2015 2:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated that CNBC won’t moderate another Republican debate after its “crap sandwich,” and that all future debates will be “re-evaluated” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • RNC's Priebus: Republican Party 'Cooked' If We Lose 2016

    10/16/2015 10:06:15 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 16, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    The Republican Party is "cooked" if it fails to take back the White House in 2016, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Priebus said a Republican president is essential following two terms of a Democrat in control. "We're cooked as a party for quite a while if we don't win in 2016," he told the Examiner.
  • Exclusive: RNC Reince to Meet The Donald at Trump Tower to Discuss GOP Loyalty Pledge'

    09/02/2015 5:22:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2,2015 | Alex Marlow & Stephen K. Bannon
    A source with knowledge of these matters has confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will meet with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan tomorrow afternoon to discuss the loyalty pledge.' Politico reported earlier today that the RNC plans to ask candidates to sign a pledge that they will support whoever is nominated by the Republican Party and not oppose them in the general election. The political magazine speculated that the pledge is designed to force the front-runners [Trumps] hand: The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential candidates to ask...
  • Republicans at debate to attack Clinton, not each other: chairman

    08/05/2015 2:53:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/15 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Republican Party on Wednesday said its presidential candidates are unlikely to attack each other in the party's first official debate but instead are focused on ousting Democrats from the White House. Seventeen Republicans, led by outspoken billionaire Donald Trump, are seeking the party's presidential nomination. Only 10 will be on stage Thursday night in the first prime-time debate, which could offer a chance to break out of the pack. "Ultimately, the real issue here is Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the fact that the country's really not in a good place right now,"...
  • RNC Chairman: Donald Trump could be good for our party

    08/05/2015 5:48:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Rebecca Kaplan
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted that billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump could actually help bring voters into the GOP with his brazen rhetoric that has at times gotten him into trouble. "It's raw and I think it's real and I think that people are upset with government, I think they're upset with both parties...Donald Trump's tapping into that," Priebus said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday. "I actually think it could be quite good for our party because I think what you're seeing is a lot of people people that were frustrated with politics are saying, 'Well...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Kill Trump's third-party threat: Republican Party chief wants all GOP candidates to pledge

    07/27/2015 9:20:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 125 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Martosko,
    Kill Trump's third-party threat: Republican Party chief wants all GOP candidates to pledge not to run as independents but only one might Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says every GOP White House hopeful 'should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate' He was responding to threats from front-runner Donald Trump to undercut the party if Priebus and others don't show him more respect 'I think everyone understands that if Hillary Clinton's going to get beat, she's going to get beat by a Republican,' Priebus said Trump walked back the notion of a break with the party after...
  • Trump Battles the New Totalitarians; GOP elites join with leftists at Media Matters

    07/09/2015 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Spectator ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well, kumbaya. The front page of The Washington Post gasps: GOP leaders fear damage to partys image as Donald Trump doubles down RNC Chairman Reince Priebus apparently has called Trump asking him to tone it down. (And who leaked that story?) It has gotten so bad that all the people who believed the Bush presidencies and moderate Republicanism were the savior of the GOP have now convinced themselves that leaving the White House [...] Then theres GOP donor John Jordan of the Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, California. As noted here in the Wall Street Journal, Jordan says: I am pro-choice...
  • Trump on Washington Post Priebus Phone Call Story: Totally False Reporting

    07/09/2015 9:34:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is now discrediting reports by the Washington Post and CNN about a supposed 45-minute phone call to him by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  • Donald Trump Says R.N.C. Chairman Called to Congratulate Him (Told Trump he'll be #1 in polls soon)

    07/09/2015 8:33:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/9/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump insisted on Thursday that his phone call with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, was brief and described it as congratulatory instead of condemnatory, in contrast to news accounts of the talk. This is shocking, Mr. Trump, the real estate mogul who is now running for president as a Republican, of descriptions of his conversation with Mr. Priebus on Wednesday that portrayed it as lasting nearly an hour. The call lasted for 10 minutes maximum, maximum 15 minutes, Mr. Trump said. Mr. Priebus, he said, knows better than to lecture me. He added,...
  • GOP leaders fear damage to partys image as Donald Trump doubles down

    07/09/2015 4:50:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 9,2015 | Karen Tumulty,Philip Rucker,Robert Costa
    The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency.
  • Republican leaders worry that Donald Trump is damaging GOP image (Priebus called Trump today)

    07/08/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/15 | Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency. The call from Chairman Reince Priebus, described by donors and consultants briefed on the conversation and confirmed by the RNC, underscores the extent to which Trump has gone from an embarrassment to a cause for serious alarm among top Republicans in Washington and nationwide.
  • RNC promoting amnesty supporter Estela Hernandez as Young Gun who attacked Heritage Foundation

    05/23/2015 6:33:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    https://www.gop.com/rnc-announces-new-rising-stars/ May 14, 2015 Today at the RNC Spring Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day welcomed four new members to the Republican National Committees Rising Stars program. (SNIP) ESTELA HERNANDEZ Estela Hernandez was recently elected as State Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party. She is Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee for the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women. She helped develop a successful minority outreach program for the Oklahoma GOP and Republican Womens Club. http://www.theokie.com/hernandez-dont-miss-this-opportunity-for-real-immigration-reform/ http://city-sentinel.com/2015/05/southern-republican-leadership-conference-oklahomas-estela-hernandez-is-a-key-player/ http://cqrcengage.com/nlc/app/document/969536;jsessionid=PQLriGGvVNyoF3Bpa0yE34YD.undefined "I'm a conservative -- this is a conservative effort," said Estela Hernandez, who is the owner of...
  • GOP Chairman: Campaign Prep Just as Important as Nominee

    05/01/2015 7:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2015 | Bill Barrow
    COLUMBIA, S.C. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus cautioned GOP faithful on Friday that they won't recapture the White House if the party gets too obsessed with choosing its nominee while Democrats continue to outpace Republicans on campaign tactics. "We have become a candidate-crazy party to the detriment of all the mechanics," Priebus told hundreds of GOP donors and activists at a South Carolina party dinner. Describing the 2012 nomination fight as a "total disaster" and a "traveling circus," Priebus said the Republican National Committee has learned its lesson....
  • GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight

    03/02/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans thats consuming Capitol Hill. The nonprofit American Action Network is airing an ad in three states Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to back funding for the anti-terrorism agency. The 30-second spot will run at least 50 times in each district on broadcast, in prime slots...
  • Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages

    01/21/2015 2:04:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Ben Schreckinger and Seung Min Kim
    After Republicans sent mixed signals on immigration in their two official rebuttals to President Barack Obamas State of the Union address, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus struggled to explain the disparity on MSNBCs Morning Joe Wednesday. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernsts State of the Union rebuttal made no mention of the topic, but the Spanish-language version of the rebuttal, delivered by Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, said Republicans wanted to work with Obama to fix the immigration system. (SNIP) When pressed further on how that explained the disparity, Priebus said, I think weve been talking about this executive amnesty action that...
  • Priebus: Hopefuls must hit thresholds to join Republican debates

    01/19/2015 5:03:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, says that potential presidential contenders will have to poll above certain levels to earn a spot in the GOP debates. In a radio interview on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" Monday, the conservative host asked Priebus how the debates would work if there were 20 candidates vying to be heard. You cant, Priebus said. You cant do 20 people. You have to have certain thresholds in place, so you have to be at 1 percent of the vote in Iowa, and that threshold can move like a slide rule based on the proximity to...