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RNC Chairman Unveils GOP Unity Plan Ahead of Midterms

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday attempted to lay out a uniting vision for the GOP just a few weeks ahead of the November midterm elections.

Speaking at the George Washington University, Priebus dubbed his vision “The Principles for American Renewal,” which included areas elected Republicans want to implement policy changes, like the economy, education and immigration.

On jobs, Priebus called for a decrease in government regulation. “Outdated regulations are the reason companies like [ride-sharing service] Uber have to fight tooth and nail just to be able to do business,” he said.

Priebus said Republicans also want to repeal “Obamacare” and “start over with real health care reform.” He said that would include allowing consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines; “restructuring the tax code” to make individual insurance plans cheaper; and “protecting prices” for insurance consumers with pre-existing health conditions.

Priebus referred to education as “the civil rights issue of our day” and called for policies to implement school choice across the country.

“Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education,” he said. “No parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.”

On social issues, often the most controversial issue for individual Republicans, the Priebus’s tone didn’t stray far from the norm. He said Republicans are “pro-family” and “pro-life,” calling for policies that would make adoption an easier alternative to abortion.

Priebus closed on immigration, saying “border security must come first.” He offered no other reform proposals.

Republicans are expected to hold onto the House after the election and potentially take the Senate as well.

[Photo via C-Span/screen grab]

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