DNC Launches GOP Accountability Program in Key States
November 15, 2022
First round of hires will include staff in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida to hold Republicans accountable
As Donald Trump prepares to announce his campaign, Mike Pence releases his book, and the first GOP cattle call takes place later this week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is launching a new embed program in key states to hold Republicans accountable ahead of the expected 2024 GOP primaries. The first round of hires will begin soon and will include press staff in the Republican early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, as well as in Florida. These embeds will focus on driving local coverage and bracketing GOP candidates.
“Republicans lost because of their extreme MAGA agenda and we are already laying the groundwork to continue to hold them accountable for that agenda over the next two years,” said DNC Communications Director Kristen Orthman.
This is the earliest the DNC has put communications staff on the ground in a presidential election cycle and builds on the model the DNC used to drive targeted, local press coverage in the 2020 and 2022 election cycles.