New RNC Member: More Unites GOP Than Divides

March 6, 2014

Photo courtesy of Michigan Republican Party

"We are a party of tolerance and of respect, and of dignity."

Republican National Committee member Ronna Romney McDaniel

Many established Republican lawmakers who want to get re-elected this year will have to fend off challengers from the right in their own party. Social conservatives are going after those who they say aren’t conservative enough on abortion, gay rights, and immigration. It’s a challenge for GOP leaders who want to appeal to younger, more moderate voters without sacrificing core principles. Michigan’s new Republican National Committee member, Ronna Romney McDaniel, tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller there’s more that unites the party than divides it. She was recently elected to serve the remaining term of Terri Lynn Land, who's running for the U.S. Senate. She's also the niece of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.