Well, well, well? So the Republicans are finally realizing that they need to do something before there is NO Republican party!
Chairman Reince Priebus announced two new hires who will focus on stepping up the party’s efforts to engage voters in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
The hirings of Stephen Fong as a national field director and Jason Chung as a national communications director are the first in a series of changes that will be announced this week as the party’s members debate actions intended to reverse their losses in the 2012 presidential race.
One of the greatest challenges facing the party is its shrinking share of votes in minority communities across the country. Exit polling from the November election showed that members of the younger and rapidly-growing Latino and Asian American communities favored President Obama over Mitt Romney by about 3 to 1.
“It’s no secret that Republicans have ground to make up among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To earn voters’ trust, we must be present in their communities,” Priebus said in a statement announcing the hires.
The chairman said that Fong, a California native, would lead a team hired by the RNC “and rooted in the communities they serve to engage people where they live, work, and worship.” Chung, who has spent 15 years working with Republican candidates in Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia, will oversee outreach to Asian and Pacific Islander media.