The Republican National Committee hosted state party representatives from across the country last week in preparation for the 2012 presidential race.
According to a knowledgeable source, staffers from 26 state Republican parties descended on GOP headquarters for a “communications college,” part of an effort by the RNC to sync messaging and efforts to “bracket” President Barack Obama next year between the national and state-based parties.
The 2012 crash course included instruction by representatives from Facebook, Twitter and the digital world on how to maximize social media outreach; a polling presentation on how to effectively message against the president; on-camera media training; and an individualized communications and bracketing plan to take back to their states.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.