In case you missed it, in an exclusive interview for the New York Daily News, NYGOP Executive Director Jason Weingartner announced that the RNC will be opening a brand new office in Queens, NY.
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EXCLUSIVE: Republican National Committee to open office in Queens
by Kenneth Lovett
New York Daily News
New York Daily News
ALBANY - The Republican National Committee is opening an office in the belly of the beast - New York City - in hopes of working with the state GOP to better reach a broader array of communities.
The office will be located in Queens with a staffer who will be charged with training activists in the best ways to reach out to Republicans and non-Republicans in urban and various other communities, state GOP Executive Director Jason Weingartner said.
Though Democrats far outnumber Republicans in both the city and state, the hope is to train at least 200 potential activists from the black, Hispanic and other non-traditional GOP communities over a six-week period that can be used throughout New York for upcoming congressional and state Senate races as well as be dispatched nationally, Weingartner said.
"The goal is to help us expand our reach and activity here in the city and around New York State," Weingartner said. "It's taking advantage of people from different communities that can talk to people in their own languages, whether in New York State or across the country."
"That's exactly what the Obama campaign had great success at in 2008 and 2012 and exactly what we're trying to emulate, obviously not in philosophy but approach," he added.
A recent recruitment event in the Bronx attracted 200 people and 130 resumes, he said.
"We're seeing a lot of enthusiasm coming out of New York — enough to open up an office," said RNC spokeswoman Allison Moore. "This is just a way to expand on that."
A spokesman for the state Democratic party had no comment.
The RNC has similar leadership initiative programs around the country.
"It will mark the first RNC office in New York in a presidential year in a long, long time," Weingartner said.
Though the RNC commitment is only through the November presidential race, there is already talk of keeping the office open for next year's New York City mayoral race, Republicans say.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016