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Last week’s tragic terrorist attack on the Boston marathon was a grim reminder that, while our homeland is safer today than it was before the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans cannot take that safety for granted.
WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants may not be the bogeyman many Republicans think it is, GOP strategist Ed Gillespie and pollster John McLaughlin said Wednesday, based on focus groups with conservatives in Iowa and South Carolina.
The former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said on Sunday that the Republican Party has been “cast in the negative” by the media for opposing marriage equality, but the focus should be on how the party is compassionate for allowing LGBT people hospital visitation rights.
Mitt Romney’s stretch run push in states that have appeared to favor President Obama is a reflection of an expanding electoral map, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday.
“When you look at where this map has gone, it reflects the — the change and the direction and the momentum toward Governor Romney,” Gillespie said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “And the fact is that a state like Pennsylvania being in play, a poll out today showing Michigan a dead heat, you know, this — the map has expanded,”
Democrats have cast Romney’s push in Pennsylvania as a desperation effort. Romney is stumping in the Keystone State on Sunday, as recent polls have shown a tightening race there. Gillespie said the Romney campaign’s effort in Pennsylvania has not strained its resources in other key swing states.
“Wisconsin, Minnesota has expanded our way,” Gillespie said. “We feel very confident in terms of where we are in the — in the target states. We’ve been able to expand into Pennsylvania while fully funding and staying current with everything we need to be doing in Florida and Virginia and Ohio and all of the other target states.”
Republican political strategist and former White House counselor Ed Gillespie tells Newsmax that it would be a mistake to discount a Florida surprise in Tuesday’s primary battle and that the race is still too fluid to call.
“The polls are fluid and I don’t discount anyone’s chance to come out on top until voter’s vote,” Gillespie said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax on Monday. “You know that’s one of the things I think that people need to respect the process and respect the voters. And there have been surprises all along the way, and we’ll just see what happens in Florida, but I wouldn’t right now say anybody’s out of the question.”
The liberal Center for American Progress and the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network each published a list of 10 things you need to know about Latino voters in Florida, one day before the state’s GOP presidential primary.
The Center for American Progress’ mission is to “develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shape the national debate.” The group’s leader, John Podesta, has served several Democratic party leaders and founded the organization in 2003 ”to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement.”
Three GOP presidential candidates will speak at the “Inspiring Action” conference just days ahead of Florida’s Republican presidential primary, the Hispanic Leadership Network announced Tuesday.
The Leadership Network said in a release today “that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and former Senator Rick Santorum will address” the Hispanic conference in Miami.
Esteemed GOP strategist and former George W. Bush adviser Ed Gillespie told The Daily Caller that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain needs to put everything on the table if he is going to stand a chance of surviving the sexual harassment allegations against him.
“I think that he is at a point, you know, he has to get facts on the table,” Gillespie said. “If there is anything out there — anything more — he needs to get it out now. If these [allegations] are untrue, refute them in a way that’s convincing.”