By Freda R. Savana
More than 50 volunteers attended a leadership training session in Doylestown on Tuesday to prepare for the midterm elections in November.
Organized by the Republican National Committee, the Republican Leadership Initiative highlighted the importance of victories for the party in the upcoming election and the need to use a “data-driven field game”.
“We’re not just going to ask for the votes two weeks before the election,” RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks told the group. “We now have an opportunity because of what Democrats have become…to provide freedom for all Americans.”
Hicks said, “The GOP is coming to life in suburban Philadelphia and that momentum is building as the midterm elections approach.” Republicans, he added, are “fully focused on taking over the House, the Senate and the governor’s mansion.”
Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick also spoke, emphasizing Bucks County’s pivotal role. Pennsylvania Republicans, he said, made historic gains in last year’s election, winning three of four court races, including a seat on the Supreme Court, and winning school board races.
The RNC said Pennsylvania Republicans contacted more than 600,000 voters and recruited more than 1,000 volunteers and closed the registration gap of more than 200,000 registrants in 24 months.
Allie Carroll, Pennsylvania communications director for the RNC, contributed to this story.