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Sally Bradshaw on Republican Party woes: Women 'have to have a seat at the table'



The Republican National Committee this morning released a detailed report of the party's image and policy problems, and Florida strategist Sally Bradshaw highlighted a big one: women.

"We have to have a seat at the table and better represent some of the unique concerns female voters may have," Bradshaw, who was on the audit committee, told reporters this morning. The report can be read here.

To appeal to Hispanics, the audit said,  “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” It also calls for fewer primary debates, an earlier convention and includes a $10 million advertising campaign to attract minorities and gays.

"The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself," the report states. "We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability tobe persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue."

[Last modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:43am]


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