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Topic - J. Christopher Jankowski
In the wake of the 2012 election, the Republican Party needs to recruit new messengers in the states to reach out to Hispanic voters, recruit minority candidates and carry the party's message of limited government to "a community that is understandably skeptical," the GOP's point man for bolstering the party at the state level said in an interview Tuesday.
"We feel like if you are looking for positive outcomes, look to the state legislatures. Right now, 53 percent of Americans are represented by a governor and a Republican legislature. Regardless of what happened at the top of the ticket we made gains in five states that Obama won," he said -- New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.
But he also said the group fell short of meeting some its goals in key Western states, where Mr. Obama rode to victory in large part due to his huge edge among Hispanic voters.