ICYMI: RNC Chairman Priebus on CNN’s “State Of The Union”
WASHINGTON— This morning, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus joined Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State Of The Union” to talk about 2013 election results and the Republican Party’s steps in building a permanent ground game, as well as the president’s ObamaCare lie and its devastating effects on the American people.
View transcript excerpts below and watch the clip here: http://bit.ly/1gAZeDi
GOP Has Great Chances, Deep Bench
CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: …But the fact is we’ve got stars all over our Party, Candy. I mean we’re going to be the Party that is fresh and new in 2016. It’s the Democrats that are going to be rolling out the same old names that you would expect them to rollout. I love our chances. I love our bench. We’re going to have a great primary season come a few years from now.
Proud Of Ground Game In Virginia
CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: …So what we decided early on is that we would put together the best possible ground game, about $3 million worth, into Virginia to help turn out. The ground game, ObamaCare came together and closed the gap. I’m really proud of the ground game that we put together in Virginia. I know Ken is. I know their campaign manager is as well. So the day that the so-called Republican establishment puts $11 million into a single governor’s race is not enough, I think we’re living a crazy world.
ObamaCare Is Toxic For Democrats Heading Into 2014
CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: …Debbie Wasserman Shultz has over 300,000 people in Florida—not not transition letters, these are cancellation letters. One thing that is fundamental to this discussion that no one is talking about is what the president promised the American people. And what he promised them wasn’t misspeaking. What he promised them exactly was this — he said, and I quote, “Any insurance that you currently have would be grandfathered in so you could keep… I could keep my acme insurance, just a high deductible, catastrophic plan.” He went into the specifics of the grandfather clause in the legislation and said if you want to keep your catastrophic plan, he didn’t equivocate like Debbie did in saying that, well, it’s a better plan and it might be — he said if you want to keep your catastrophic plan, you could. And this issue is going to be toxic for the Democrats and, believe me, we will tattoo it to their foreheads in 2014. We will run on it and they’ll lose because of it.