Minorities and women lead the red wave
For generations, the Democratic Party has taken the votes of women and minorities for granted. But on November 2, voters sent a clear message: don’t count on it.
Take republican Seductive sears, Lieutenant Governor-elect of Virginia. She is the first black woman elected to a statewide position in ththe Commonwealth 400 years of history. Or how about the new attorney general Jason miyares, a proud Republican, the son of a Cuban immigrant, and the first Hispanic to win a statewide race in Virginia?
The downward trend also continued. Four of Seven the seats of the overthrown Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates were won by women or minorities, including AC Cordoza, a black man who once supported the former president Barack obamaBarack Hussein Obama North Carolina Health Department chief resigns Appeals court appears to be suspicious of Trump’s lawsuit to block Jan 6 committee documents Patent trolls kill startups, but Biden administration has the power to help MORE until he realizes that the issues he cares about align more closely with the GOP. Each of these candidates is proof that Americans reject the Democrats’ tired identity-based political discourse.
It wasn’t just Virginia, however. In New Jersey, a registration number Republican women were elected to the General Assembly. In fact, all but one of the seats Republicans won in the State Assembly were won by female candidates, and one of the two State Republican Senate seats reversed was won by a womenanm Two of these candidates won in a Biden quarter carried by nearly 12 points last year. These candidates are not longtime political pros or activists. It is wives, moms, professionals and, most importantly, Americans who have been alarmed by the leadership of this country and inspired to get involved.
A similar story unfolded in Texas. Republican John Lujan won his race in Texas House District 118, an area that is 75 percent Hispanic. This is a significant victory considering that less than a year ago, Joe bidenJoe BidenCDC Works To Tighten Testing Requirements For International Travelers On The Money – Powell Pivots As Inflation Rises Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented by ExxonMobil – Manchin Seeks ‘Adjustments’ to Spending Plan MORE wins by 14 points.
These wins are an extension of the trends we saw in 2020. Voters elected five new Hispanic Republican candidates to the House of Representatives. Representatives Mike Garcia of California, Tony Gonzales of Texas, Nicole Malliotakis of New York and Florida’s Carlos GimÃ©nez and Maria Elvira Salazar bring new energy and new perspectives to the Republican Party. In addition, two-thirds of the House GOP freshman class – 18 27 new members – are women, which leads to 33. This is the highest number we have ever had in Congress.
We are delighted to continue this momentum in the months to come. We are opening new community centers like the ones we launched in Texas, Wisconsin and Ohio to reach out to Indians, Hispanics and black Americans – voting blocs who have not traditionally identified as Republicans but share our values ââof freedom, faith and prosperity.
The RNC is also rolling out a national citizenship education program to help legal permanent residents not only prepare to become naturalized U.S. citizens, but also instill in them a sense of pride in their new country and a fundamental understanding of that. what does it mean to be an American. . With one million new American citizens every year, there is great potential to welcome new voters into our Party.
Finally, we are working hard to recruit a large panel of candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. Already, 196 republican women have applied Congress – against 162 at the same time last year. And among minority communities, we saw 177 GOP members announce their candidacy. That’s a jump from 131 at this point in 2020.
Republicans are making gains in those demographics because Americans are fed up with the Democrats’ divisive agenda. They are fed up with being told what to think and how to vote. They are looking for results, not rhetoric. Our message of strong families, stable communities and economic opportunity for all transcends gender and skin color. Every day more and more Americans are realizing that they have a home in the GOP.
Ronna mcdanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC pushes back president’s call for resignation on LGBT outreach Conservatives praise Rittenhouse jury verdict RNC president contradicts Trump: “Biden won election” MORE is president of the Republican National Committee. Follow her on Twitter @GOPChairwoman.