In The News…
The RNC is out with a new video today, “Volunteering Made Easy” encouraging youth to get involved in the RNC’s V365 program through our Campus Captains program. The video coincides with an RNC sponsored youth week of action in North Carolina. My Fox Carolinas reports: The Republican National Committee is turning its attention to North Carolina college voters this week. The RNC is kicking off a youth week of action with events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh. Chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson will also be joining Tillis on the campaign trail.
The RNC kicks off the week of action with North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis and the North Carolina GOP that will include a bus tour with Chairman Priebus and Ron Johnson, canvassing, phone banks and letters to the editor to rally young voters in North Carolina. See more about our youth outreach HERE.
Early voting gets underway in Georgia today. Be sure to cast your ballot, by mail or in person, by Election Day. Visit vote.gop.com for more details and resources.
Colleges are cutting student work hours in order to comply with ObamaCare. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes: Liberals are rebuking businesses for cutting the hours of workers to skirt ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Lo, the people’s republic of Boulder, otherwise known as the University of Colorado, has announced that it too is capping the hours of undergraduate workers to avoid the mandate. “After the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),” a recent university memo reported, “the campus took the opportunity to examine the number of hours student employees were working per week and has established a policy which sets the maximum number of hours a student employee can work during a bi-weekly pay period.” Read about it HERE.
U.S. voters give Republicans the edge vs. Democrats on handling of top issues. Gallup finds: The Republicans in Congress hold significant leads over the Democrats on four of the six issues that U.S. registered voters say are most important in determining how they will vote in November: the economy, the way the federal government is working, the situation with Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and the federal budget deficit.
In Arkansas, political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg is downgrading Democrat Pryor’s reelection chances and moving the race to Leans Republican. From the Rothenberg Political Report: Given the national dynamics, Pryor’s recent stumble in answering a question on President Barack Obama’s handling of the Ebola crisis, and the weight of the polling data that we have seen, we remain deeply skeptical about Pryor’s prospects – so skeptical that we are moving the race to Lean Republican.
In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes is “running the worst Senate campaign of the year,” writes the liberal New Republic: Grimes’s gaffe does reveal something genuinely disturbing about her—or at least her candidacy. And that’s why it’s so politically damaging. Grimes’s refusal to say who she voted for is emblematic of her entire campaign, which, for the last 15 months, has been waged in a defensive crouch—evading and obfuscating at every turn.
- Paducah Sun: McConnell Clear Pick In U.S. Senate Race
The RNC Research Department is out with a new piece “Clinton’s Nevada Pay Day” highlighting how Hillary’s UNLV speech tonight has caused a lot of trouble for her would-be-campaign.
And, In Case You Missed It…
- Senator Rand Paul joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss his latest efforts to attract black voters to the Republican Party. Sen. Paul also praised RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee for their commitment and engagement in black communities. Watch it HERE.
- In Connecticut, black Republicans and conservatives gathered for a public forum on some of today’s most pressing issues. Watch it HERE