Blackwell For RNC Chair - College Republican Leadership Endorses Ken Blackwell

Today I released a Conservative Resurgence Plan that, among other things, details how I will reach out to College Republicans and bring them back into the party.

I am now pleased to announce that the leadership of the College Republican National Committee has endorsed me in my campaign for Chairman. Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, Morton Blackwell, and Grover Norquist are former leaders of this important organization.

I want to give a special thank you to Charlie Smith and his team for their support. Together, we will ignite a conservative resurgence across the country.


Ken Blackwell




Members of the Republican National Committee:

After two difficult election cycles our party is at a crossroads. We have obligations to our ideals and our constituents to evaluate our strengths and weakness, successes and failures, and set ourselves on a path of renewal and revitalization. We must take this opportunity to elect a leader with a bold vision and the strength to carry it through. We need a leader that will stop allowing the Republican Party to surrender to the other party on campus and online. It is our opinion and the opinion of a large part of our organization that, of the many qualified candidates for RNC Chairman, the candidate best suited to take on these new challenges is Ken Blackwell.

Ken understands the importance of increasing our outreach to young and first time voters who will be making formative choices in the next few elections that will shape their voting habits for the rest of their lives. We cannot afford to continue to ignore an entire generation of voters. Ken also understands that we must increase our capabilities online if we're going to inform and persuade voters effectively and remain competitive with Internet and email fundraising.

We believe that Ken Blackwell has the convictions to make him a great spokesman for our party and that he will drive us forward towards successes in elections at all levels of government. That belief is further strengthened after watching his performance in the debate yesterday. As the leaders of tomorrow's Republican Party we respectfully ask that you consider supporting Ken and cast a vote for the next generation of Republicans.

Charlie Smith, CRNC National Chairman

Blake Harris, CRNC National Co-Chairman

Dan Carlson
, CRNC National Secretary

Esther Clark
, CRNC National Treasurer

Tom Jardon
, CRNC Southern Vice-Chairman

Justin Zatkoff, Michigan College Republican Chairman

Taylor Hall
, South Carolina College Republican Chairman

Lance Kennedy
, Texas College Republican Chairman

Chandler Harris
, Alabama College Republican Chairman

Ed Cox
, Utah College Republican Chairman

Jeremy Hagen
, Missouri College Republican Chairman

Rudy Perciful
, Louisiana College Republican Chairman

Terence Grado
, New Jersey College Republican Chairman

Matt Wharton
, Arizona College Republican Chairman

Meagan Szydlowski
, Illinois College Republican Chairman

Erica Castelo
, Colorado College Republican Chairman

Richard Walters
, Mississippi College Republican Chairman

Reece Hrizuk
, Oregon College Republican Chairman

Brand Kroeger
, District of Columbia College Republican Chairman