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Arizona Republicans Enthusiasm Grows At “Rain Or Shine” National Day of Action

- June 18, 2018

Republicans from all over the Grand Canyon State took to the streets on Saturday as part of the National Day of Action, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) third big ground game event of the year. 

“Rain or shine, Arizona Republicans are fired up and ready to elect strong candidates in November. As our third big push of the 2018 cycle, we had an amazing turnout with 7 Republican Leadership Initiative trainings across the state and over 80 new fellows trained, building on the success of the past two events,” said Renae Eze, the RNC’s Communications Director in Arizona. “Ongoing events like this are how we build out our ground game for November. We start by training a core of activists, who then have the tools to train others, who in turn train volunteers.”

To date, the Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI) program has trained more than 14,500 fellows nationwide. Those fellows form the core of neighborhood-based teams that add layers and grow as the cycle progresses. When crunch time arrives this fall, the AZGOP and RNC will have thousands of trained volunteers ready to knock on doors in their own neighborhoods. 

For all the talk of building a blue wave, Republicans have a major breakwater in place – historic fundraising and major investments in our data and field operations. Party officials say they plan to spend upwards of $250 million on ground operations during the 2018 midterm cycle alone.

Holding a major fundraising advantage over Democrats, Republicans are already seeing an edge on the ground in our neighbor to the west, with headlines like “Did California Democrats sleep through election day?” and “No, Democrats haven't shown they're going to win the House.”

“We are building on that enthusiasm this cycle. We will have the biggest ground game in our Party’s history. We are not leaving a single vote unturned and we are ready to defy the odds this November,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel in a recent article from The Hill.

“Democrats may think they can ride a blue wave into November, but we’re just getting started,” said Eze. “With over 108,000 doors knocked and over 200,000 calls made so far, Arizona Republicans are energized and already pounding the pavement, working harder than ever before to defy history in November.”

Arizona Quick Facts:

  • We have trained over 800 fellows to date and counting.
  • Team Arizona has knocked on over 108,000 doors and made over 200,000 calls so far this year.
  • Field staff has had over 1,700 one-on-one meetings to recruit new volunteers to date.

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