The Republican Party, Sam Tanenhaus writes, “is and will continue to be the party of white people.” But Republicans aren’t sitting back and accepting this fate. They’re boldly continuing their winsome outreach efforts to attract a more diverse array of voters — women, blacks, Latinos, LGBT citizens, college students, disaster victims and more.
Here is an incomplete collection of such efforts from recent weeks.
• Michael Walsh of The National Review explains Republican efforts to attract more women voters.
• The Republican Party continues its outreach efforts to win over Latino voters.
• Republican mega-donor Foster Friess explains his plan to win over “urban” voters.
• Republican National Committee rolls out ‘REDMAP,’ an effort to appeal to voters who dislike having their votes counted.
• Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., continues GOP outreach efforts to Latino voters.
• Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon begins Twitter outreach to win over African-American voters.• Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon also begins outreach effort to win over voters who might like a see a picture of his penis.
• New Mexico Republicans court the votes of crime victims.
• Arizona Republicans seek to make their party seem cool and not-at-all creepy and authoritarian to young people.
• Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is reaching out to voters with sick or dying family members.
• Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman extends Republican Party outreach to African-American voters.
• Bill Clayton is only a humble alderman in Rapid City, S.D., but he too wants black voters to remember his words when they think of the Republican Party.
• House Republicans continue efforts to charm women voters.
• House Republicans strategize outreach to win over voters down the shore.
• 22 male Republican senators make overture to win over women voters.