October 20, 2014

Priebus gets second term as RNC chair

Wisconsin will hold on to a key role in national politics. In a near unanimous vote on Friday, Reince Priebus was selected to serve another two years as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Following the vote in North Carolina, Priebus told those attending the RNC’s winter meeting that his focus over the next two years will be on rebuilding the base of the party. Priebus said “we should stop talking about reaching out, and work on welcoming in.”

AUDIO: Reince Priebus (:12)

Priebus says a clear lesson from November is that the party simply did not have enough voters. He says the GOP needs to find more supporters, go places it hasn’t been, and invite new people to join the party over the next four years.

Priebus says those efforts need to include giving the GOP a stronger presence in a digital age. Rather than just “keeping up, we should seize the lead,” Priebus said, noting that all Republicans need to do is ask leaders in the field to help out.

Priebus (pronounce) said he wants to create a Republican Party that people will want to join.