Former RNC Chairman Michael Steel told Talking Points Memo Tuesday that the Republican party has been slacking in it’s outreach of black voters. The party’s efforts he said not consists of only a “website with black faces on it.”
RNC spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski responded that the party wasn’t so much focused on outreach as it was dedicated to electing Romney.
“We are reaching out to all Americans who know that the failed policies of the past three and half years need a change in direction by electing Mitt Romney, who has the experience and record to get our economy moving in the right direction,” she said.
The Republican National Committee is firing back at its former chairman’s charge that the party has been slacking in its outreach to black voters. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele told TPM Tuesday that the party’s efforts to expand the party’s reach now consists solely of a “website with black faces on it.”
Even that website, it turns out, doesn’t exist. But what the party does have, the RNC told TPM, is Mitt Romney.
Steele was mocked by Democrats and Republicans alike for his efforts to expand the GOP’s base while he was in charge of the party from 2009-2011, which included calling for party rallies in “urban-suburban hip-hop settings” and saying African Americans “really don’t have a reason” to vote for the GOP because Republicans “haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one.”
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