Candidate for RIGOP Chair: Dr. Dan Harrop
On Thursday evening, the RIGOP will choose a new Chair. Dr. Harrop is one of two candidates. Check out both Dr. Harrop and Mr. Smiley on this week’s Newsmakers on WPRI 12.
I am writing to let you know that after much consideration I have decided to run for Chairman of the RIGOP. As we all know, Republicans have an incredible opportunity ahead of us in 2014. With 3, most likely 4, open state wide seats, weak Democrats in the General Assembly and demonstrated success on the town and school level, we must grasp this chance to put the RIGOP back on the map. We have great candidates and extremely dedicated grassroots individuals to help us reach this goal.
I hope over the next month to gain your support and your vote to be our next Chairman. I have spoken with many of you already, spoken to those who I hope to get involved again and have reached out to other like-minded groups that can help us attain the RIGOP’s greatest once again.
We all know that good candidates, good messaging and good branding are only marketed through money and it just so happens I have been successful at raising it over the last several cycles. Personal donations aside, since being appointing Chairman of the Finance Committee, I have assisted in raising over six figures for the RIGOP. Without money, we are not going to be able to do the basic fundamentals the party needs to do to improve its infrastructure. Specifically, we need to rebuild our donor database, we need to have the office staffed at all times, we need to be on the cutting edge of social media and we need to decide on one voter database system that all the candidates can have access to. Last year will be the last time we have to start all over after an election.
I have been in contact with the national party and they are in the process of reviewing what worked this election cycle, what didn’t work and how we must proceed to put our best foot forward. They have dubbed their effort “Renew.Win.Grow”…I believe we should do the same. Further, the national party is moving away from their previous “swing state” strategy, into a “50 state” strategy. We all know that Republicans can win in Rhode Island and now is our time to prove it! I have met with both the RNC Chairman and Co-Chairwoman while in Rhode Island and they have big hopes for our little state.
Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience through email if you have any questions. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or my new website DoctorDanForChair.com.
I will continue my outreach through election day and I humbly ask for your vote for Chairman of the RIGOP.
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