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RNC chairwoman forms Republican Party Advisory Council: Katie Britt selected

The council will meet regularly with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to advise the party ahead of the 2024 elections.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Tuesday announced the formation of a new Republican Party Advisory Council to inform the Republican Party’s 2024 vision and beyond.

The council will meet regularly with McDaniel to advise the party ahead of the 2024 elections, such as growing the party with Hispanic, Asian, and Black voters. In addition, the council will also advise on “engaging with suburban women, winning the youth vote, holding Big Tech accountable, supporting law enforcement and delivering for Americans of faith,” according to the party.

“As we assess the midterms and plan for 2024, we are gathering a diverse range of respected leaders in our movement to join together and help chart a winning course in the years to come,” McDaniel said. “I am thrilled that this talented group of Republicans will be shoulder to shoulder with us as we work to grow our party, hold Democrats accountable, and elect Republicans.”

Alabama Senator-elect Katie Britt was appointed to the advisory council.

“This appointment is a true honor. I’m excited to work with Chairwoman McDaniel to build upon her successes at the RNC and to bring fresh blood into our party so we can effectively share our conservative message, defend our values and liberties, and fight for the future of our country,” Britt said. “We are the party of parents, families, and hardworking Americans. I am going to bring the perspective of moms and dads across America to the table every single day, so that the American Dream lives on for our children and our children’s children.”

The other appointments include former Trump campaign manager and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Congresswoman-elect Monica de la Cruz, Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, Congressman Carlos Gimenez, Congressman-elect John James, former Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Congresswoman Michelle Steel.


Below are statements from other members of the council:

Kellyanne Conway: “The Republican Party stands for freedom, fairness, security, opportunity, prosperity and individual liberty. Ensuring that voters, candidates and Americans of all backgrounds know this and can communicate it in an affable, accessible, actionable manner is the key to growing a party that under Chairwoman McDaniel’s leadership has increased support among key stakeholders. This means finishing our sentences, offering specifics and solutions, and converting the double-digit trust the GOP has earned on key issues into wins at the ballot box. Democrats are unified – on how to divide America. Republicans must be unified – on how best to help a broken nation.”

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Congresswoman-elect Monica De La Cruz: “Republicans have made important inroads with Hispanic voters and we are just getting started. To continue growing our big tent in South Texas and across the country, Republicans are doubling down on outreach to our diverse communities and addressing a broad range of issues that matter to Hispanics — from reducing inflation and securing the border to ensuring excellence in education and improving healthcare access. I look forward to working with Chairwoman McDaniel and the RNC to bring theRepublican Party’s message of faith, prosperity, and opportunity to Hispanics throughout our nation.”

Madison Gesiotto Gilbert: “Women and mothers are hurting right now. Between skyrocketing costs for food, kids left behind by school lockdowns, and a left-wing government dedicated to kicking parents out of the classroom, it’s up to Republicans to provide solutions. As a new mother myself, I look forward to working with Chairwoman McDaniel for America’s women.”

Congressman Carlos Gimenez: “Hispanic voters turned out for Republicans at a historic rate this midterm cycle, and that trend is clearest of all in my home city of Miami. My district in South Florida, experienced one of the strongest shifts towards the Republican Party in both 2020 and 2022. Democrats pander to my community and take us for granted, Republicans like Chairwoman McDaniel understand that we are not ‘Latinx’ — we are Americans who love this country, value hard work, and want better futures for our children. I am honored to advise the Chairwoman and replicate the success we had in Florida’s 28th Congressional district in other Hispanic communities across the nation.”

Congressman-elect John James: “Democrats take the black vote for granted and, in the past, the Republican Party hadn’t even tried. My fellow Michigander, Chairwoman McDaniel, has done an incredible job leading the RNC’s outreach to minority voters, including opening 38 brick-and-mortar community centers during the midterm cycle. Chairwoman McDaniel fully understands the importance of showing up in every community to share our Republican message. The success of our party depends on leaders like Chairwoman McDaniel who understand that conservative candidates who show up, listen and put in the work to earn the trust of all voters will help our party succeed. I am honored to join her as we work to build on the progress our Party has made.”

Blake Masters: “Our party needs to modernize. We’re fighting against Big Tech, the media, and now, the Democrats’ GOTV early voting machine. I look forward to working with Ronna to make sure the party effectively supports our candidates and wins big in 2024.”

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares: “As Virginia’s attorney general, my work revolves around supporting law enforcement and ensuring safe communities for my constituents. Under Chairwoman McDaniel’s leadership, the GOP has steadfastly supported police and stood against radical Democrat pro-crime policies. I look forward to continuing that important work.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins: “Americans of faith are the heartbeat of the Republican vote. This midterm cycle showed us that Republicans who committed to protecting the unborn, defending religious freedom, and standing for parental rights did extremely well up and down the ballot and across the country. I have witnessed firsthand how Chairwoman McDaniel understands this, and I am thrilled to continue to work with her to advance these core values.”

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Congresswoman Michelle Steel: “Democrats see minority voters as a monolith that they can take for granted, but I am living proof that voters realize the left has failed to actually deliver for our communities. Under Chairwoman McDaniel’s leadership, the RNC built dozens of community centers to connect with minority voters, and the data shows that Black, Hispanic, and Asian voters all shifted right in the midterm elections. I am proud to work with the Chairwoman to continue building on this record of success.”

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