Priebus is prepared to spend the next two years prioritizing the improvement and modernization of the committee’s outdated and overmatched voter-turnout operation.
“When you decide to lead the effort, you sort of also decide to own everything, too,” Priebus said. “That’s what leaders have to do — I think that’s what I have to do as chairman of the party. Instead of being defensive, my view is that it’s my responsibility to say, ‘tough,’ you’re the chairman of the party, lead the way and try to figure out what improvements we need to make.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.