News from Ken Blackwell for RNC Chairman

Interviews with Ken

CNN American Morning
Kiran Chetry Interviews Ken Blackwell
January 6, 2009

RedState.com
Ken Blackwell Responds to RedState
January 7, 2009

CNS News
Q&A with Ken Blackwell, Candidate for GOP Chairman
January 5, 2009

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The Washington Times
Steele, Blackwell shine at RNC forum
January 6, 2009

"Ken Blackwell talked about a revolution today, and we're going to see some of that happening because we've lost our way as a party," said North Dakota GOP Chairman Gary Emineth.

Carolyn Meadows, a former RNC member from Georgia, said: "I thought Steele and Blackwell both hit it out of the park."

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AOL Political Machine
Blackwell Getting Big Endorsements For RNC Head
January 6, 2009

The Blackwell plan is here. It seems pretty well thought out, but more importantly, Blackwell is positioning himself as a conservative, not a politician or operative. As noted in the article he is getting the support of both cultural and economic conservatives, both groups he's been cultivating for a long time. If he wins, it should signal a conservative wing ascendancy in the GOP.

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PoliGazette.com
College Republicans Endorse Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair
January 6, 2009

Ken Blackwell announced Tuesday that the College Republican Leadership endorsed him in his bid for RNC chair. The CRNC is an important organization for college-age Republicans; Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, Morton Blackwell, and Grover Norquist were all former leaders of it....

The announcement came shortly after Blackwell himself proposed a "conservative resurgence plan." The goal of the plan (PDF) is to enable conservatives to take on liberals on a state-by-state level. Although the plan is a reasonably long read, I encourage you to take the time to read it in its entirety nonetheless. Blackwell is one of the favorites for RNC chair - my own hunch is that he will indeed win the election - and this document could very well function as the new RNC constitution under his leadership.

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The Washington Times
Conservatives back Blackwell as RNC chief
January 5, 2009

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has won the backing of some of America's best-known conservatives in his bid to become Republican National Committee chairman, just days before he and the other hopefuls are scheduled to begin a week of joint appearances to Republican Party audiences....

Mr. Blackwell's "extensive campaign experience and commitment to conservative principles will serve the RNC well. Ken is the clear choice in this race and why I am proud to support him for RNC chairman," Mr. Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action (FRC), said in a statement released Saturday.

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AOL Political Machine
RNC Hopefuls Spar, but Land Few 'Hits'...
January 5, 2009

Ken Blackwell was probably the most forceful in his demands for change. At one point, he scored a big applause line when he compared Bush's "big government activist" policies to Hoover. He also described his candidacy as a "shareholder revolt" by the Republican grassroots -- and aggressively advocated massive devolution of power to the state level. He probably lost points in mentioning that he has 4,000, or so, Facebook friends -- but he probably scored points when (unlike other candidates who weakly dodged the question by mentioning their own website as their favorite) Blackwell said his favorite was the conservative Townhall.com (where I also blog) ...

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American Spectator
RNC Rumble
January 5, 2009

Ken Blackwell used examples of his record of as an activist and politician and showed flashes of humor to make the case that Republicans needed to reinvigorate the base by returning to conservative principles on small government and individual liberty;

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The Politico
Top Conservatives Back Blackwell
January 3, 2009

Two dozen conservative luminaries will announce today their support for former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell for Republican Nation Committee chairman.

"The conservative endorsers noted that there were other good candidates, but all agreed that Ken Blackwell is the best choice. They intend to contact grassroots conservatives across the country and ask them to urge the three RNC members from each state and U.S. territory to vote for Ken Blackwell for RNC chairman," they said in a press release going out shortly.

Blackwell appears to be one of the leading candidates in a race for the support of 168 members of the RNC, in which success can be difficult to gauge. Blackwell now has the public support of 12 RNC members. Some of the candidates will debate in Washington, D.C., on Monday.