Hitt’s Top Priority is Ensuring the State Party a “Grassroots Organizing Organization”
June 27, 2019
[Madison, WI] – Yesterday, Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) Chairman Andrew Hitt joined Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the Party’s top priorities going into the 2020 election cycle. These priorities include:
- Making RPW a “grassroots organizing organization.”
- Empowering our county parties and volunteer base by ensuring they have the tools and resources needed to effectively engage voters.
- Meeting voters where they are all across the state.
- Not taking any voters for granted and continuing to seek out GOP voters in traditionally blue parts of the state.
- Growing the RPW’s minority outreach program.
- Reaching out to younger voters and educating them on the benefits of conservative principles and the dangers of socialism.
- A stronger focus on recruiting conservative candidates for local office.
Wisconsin GOP Chairman Andrew Hitt Focuses On Grassroots Supporters Ahead Of 2020
Wisconsin Public Radio
June 26, 2019
The new chairman of Wisconsin Republicans plans to focus on grassroots supporters in the 2020 campaign.
Andrew Hitt was elected to lead the party in April. He succeeded Brad Courtney, who held the job for eight years.
Hitt told WPR’s “The Morning Show” on Wednesday the state GOP worked more closely with grassroots conservatives in support of Judge Brian Hagedorn in this spring’s Supreme Court election, “making sure that we were communicating with them, not just weekly, but daily, making sure that they had tools that they needed to elect the judge.”
The approach Hitt described is in line with the conclusions of a report Wisconsin Republicans released last month reviewing the 2018 elections.
It recommended empowering and engaging with the party’s grassroots, as well as helping county parties recruit and train volunteers and candidates.
Hitt said those local and county candidates would be ready to run for seats in the Legislature and higher offices in the future.
He said the party’s long-term approach focused “on local office, recruiting for local office, making sure that we have good, conservative candidates who are getting some training in that area of government.”
Read the full write-up here.
Listen to the conversation here.