Barbour calls on colleagues to raise own 2012 funds

Tells GOP leaders not to rely on RNC

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“The essence of what Haley said was any party that does not learn to successfully operate within a post-McCain-Feingold world of campaign finance regulations will soon become irrelevant,” said Delaware GOP Chairman John Sigler. “All of us understand that this is an evolutionary process and firmly believe that we are well-positioned to adapt, evolve, persevere and succeed. Many have said ‘This isn’t your granddad’s GOP,’ and that is certainly true of the fundraising aspects of what we must do to succeed in 2012 and beyond.”

After the windup of the meeting Wednesday, several officials remarked on both Mr. Priebus’ accessibility throughout the three days here and the absence of contentiousness among factions that had characterized previous meetings — signs of a new unity that some long-serving party officials predicted would go a long way in renewing the confidence of donors.

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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.


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