Republican National Committee chief, in Colorado visit, says “I think we’re in the best place we’ve ever been as a party”


The chief of the Republican National Committee said Thursday during a visit to Denver that her party is “in the best place we’ve ever been,” despite the headline-grabbing infighting and reports of donors shying away from opening their pocketbooks.

“The RNC has had, actually, record fundraising in a post-presidential year,” Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said at the Westin Denver International Airport. “That shows that our base is rallying around what our president put forward in terms of his agenda. … I think we’re in the best place we’ve ever been as a party.”

When asked about the public battles between President Donald Trump and a fellow Republican, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Romney McDaniel chalked it up to differences of opinion. Corker called the White House “an adult day care center” over the weekend.

“There’s always going to be differences of opinion within your own party,” she said. “We have that in our own families — that happens — it makes us stronger when we have a dialogue and a discussion. But our purpose will unite us, and Republicans are focused on, ‘How do we make lives better for the American people?’ ”

Romney McDaniel, who was in town for an event honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, also said the RNC is committing vast resources to ensuring GOP victories in Colorado.

“Colorado is a swing state — it’s a state we’ll be investing in,” she said. “We have a very important governor’s race and two House seats that we want to maintain in this state and maybe some pickups as well.”

Romney McDaniel praised the executive order Trump signed Thursday morning that in part unwinds former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, saying it will reduce the cost of health care premiums. “The president hasn’t given up on repeal-and-replace …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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