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  Rehabbing Nevada GOP a Priority for Priebus in 2nd RNC Term
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Last EditedScott³  Dec 17, 2012 09:54pm
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AuthorDavid M. Drucker
News DateTuesday, December 18, 2012 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"As Reince Priebus sketches his agenda for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, rehabilitating a set of dysfunctional state parties has emerged as a top priority, particularly in key battlegrounds such as Nevada.

In an interview, Priebus confirmed that he has held multiple conversations with the Nevada Republican Party chairman and other Silver State GOP officials, with meetings planned in January to discuss how the RNC might help the Nevada GOP transform itself. The party was so organizationally debilitated throughout 2012 that it was incapable of performing even basic party-building activities, causing the RNC and top state Republicans to form a shadow party to run essential operations such as voter turnout.

“Clearly being successful at the RNC requires having state parties that are extremely successful as well,” Priebus told CQ Roll Call late last week. “That means raising funds and building armies and doing all the work on the ground and on the financial sides to be successful, and we recognize that in some areas we need to make improvements.”

Priebus declined to list which other state parties might make his rehabilitation list, but he acknowledged that Nevada isn’t the only state party in his sights. Priebus, who served as Wisconsin GOP chairman during the 2010 cycle, is running for re-election as RNC chairman and at this point appears positioned to win a second two-year term.

The Nevada Republican Party has a checkered history, at times enjoying competent leadership and providing effective political infrastructure for GOP candidates, while at other times not."
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