Republican Party http://wfae.org en NC State Republican Party http://wfae.org/post/nc-state-republican-party <p style="margin-left:-6.0pt;">After a century in the minority, the North Carolina Republican party seized power in 2010. &nbsp;Since then, the party has been busy establishing a brand and advancing their agenda. With a Republican governor and resources from national groups, we'll talk with a leader of the state party about the midterm elections and their hopes for the state.</p><p></p><p style="margin-left:-6.0pt;"> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 53092 at http://wfae.org NC State Republican Party GOP Suffers From Mixed Messages http://wfae.org/post/gop-suffers-mixed-messages <p>Following the 2012 presidential defeat, Republicans sought to rebrand their image.&nbsp; In a 100-page <a href="http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/623752/rnc-report-growth-opportunity-book-2013.pdf">report</a>, entitled the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” a series of recommendations were made, most notably about the messaging that the party sends to the electorate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:35:29 +0000 Michael Bitzer 45104 at http://wfae.org GOP Suffers From Mixed Messages Sanford's Win Shows Political 'Experts' Don't Know Voters http://wfae.org/post/sanfords-win-shows-political-experts-dont-know-voters <p>As post-election commentaries pronounce a host of reasons why former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford won his congressional race Tuesday (the better <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/05/08/how-mark-sanford-won-2/">candidate</a> in political workmanship, the novice <a href="http://carolinastrategy.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/south-carolina-special-election-postmortem/">challenger</a>, etc.),, we might want to view a more important component of his victory: The voters of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:10:11 +0000 Michael Bitzer 26898 at http://wfae.org Sanford's Win Shows Political 'Experts' Don't Know Voters GOP Has Long Way To Go In Appealing To Minorities http://wfae.org/post/gop-has-long-way-go-appealing-minorities <p>In their rather blunt assessment of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/18/174665725/rnc-report-a-postmortem-on-failed-2012-election">debacle</a> that was the 2012 election, the Republican National Committee came to a simple conclusion. It can’t continue down the same path and remain politically relevant.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:15:01 +0000 Michael Bitzer 24194 at http://wfae.org GOP Has Long Way To Go In Appealing To Minorities Sore Losers? GOP Proposals Would Change Rules Of Election Game http://wfae.org/post/sore-losers-gop-proposals-would-change-rules-election-game <p>The theme of the recent Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Charlotte was “Renew, Grow and Win.” But it was more about the party of older, white males trying to learn 2012’s electoral lessons in order to face a changing electorate.</p><p>While the national GOP sought ways to revitalize the party, other Republicans were plotting ways of “winning” without really renewing or growing. Instead, they want to change the rules of the game.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:44:13 +0000 Michael Bitzer 20444 at http://wfae.org Sore Losers? GOP Proposals Would Change Rules Of Election Game Boehner Leads A Disorganized House http://wfae.org/post/boehner-leads-disorganized-house <p>For the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, ending the 112<sup>th</sup> Congress should have been a blessing. But the recent fiscal fiasco within his own party seems to indicate his problems will only continue into the new 113<sup>th</sup> Congress.&nbsp;</p><p>First, Republican leader John Boehner tried his own path to avoid the fiscal cliff fiasco and declare who was in charge of the House majority.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:19:26 +0000 Michael Bitzer 18766 at http://wfae.org Boehner Leads A Disorganized House