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RNC Chair Priebus: ‘We Do a Really Bad Job Bragging’ About Women in GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday said his party needs to tout its own track record in attracting women.

Priebus’s remark came during a Q&A at George Washington University, following his speech on the state of the GOP going into the November midterm elections.

Asked about the GOP’s efforts to attract more women voters, a demographic that threw heavy support for President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, Priebus said the party has done “a very good job” of electing women to Congress. (There are currently 23 elected Republican women in Congress, four of them senators.)

“We’ve got leaders all over the country,” Priebus said, name checking New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “I think sometimes we do a really bad job bragging about it.”

Priebus also said the party needs to put a greater emphasis on recruiting women not only as candidates but as campaign managers and spokespeople. “We’ve done a lot of work in that area,” he said.

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