Ex-WH Official to Priebus: Were You ‘Not Trying’ to Reach Out to Minorities?

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Bloomberg tonight for its live election coverage. One of the Bloomberg panelists happened to be former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, and she jumped in to ask Priebus about how the Republicans are dealing with minority voters.

She observed that based on early numbers, “it looks like the Republican Party will not have succeeded in reaching out to some of the communities, diverse groups, that have gone overwhelmingly for Democrats in presidential election years.”

Dunn asked if the GOP is just “not trying” to appeal to those voters. Priebus shot back that he “reject[s] the premise” of her question, and said that while they still have some work to do, the party has “made significant gains” with minority voters. He cited numbers showing how well Colorado candidate Cory Gardner is doing with Hispanics (a poll last week has him trailing Mark Udall by only one point among Hispanic voters).

Last year, the GOP rather infamously put out an “autopsy” report saying they need to do a better job of reaching out to minority voters.

Watch the video below (the relevant part comes in at the 3:10 mark), via Bloomberg:

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