PRESS RELEASE from Republican National Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                        CONTACT:        Press Office
July 23, 2008                                                                                                                


WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan today launched a three week “Victory 2008 Tour” to meet with state GOP leaders and discuss John McCain and the Republican Party’s strategy for victory in 2008.  During his tour, Chairman Duncan will travel to target states – including Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina – to discuss the Party’s voter registration, microtargeting, GOTV, and fundraising efforts leading up to Election Day. 

“I am excited to meet with the grassroots activists, state leaders, and enthusiastic volunteers who are devoting their time and energy to elect John McCain and Republicans nationwide this November,” Duncan said.  “These are the individuals who will ensure Republican success on Election Day by carrying out our strategy and message surrounding John McCain’s positive vision for the future of our nation.”

John McCain 2008 Political Director and Deputy Campaign Manager Mike DuHaime, RNC Political Director Rich Beeson, and RNC Strategy Director Bill Steiner will travel with the Chairman during his tour and meet with leaders from the McCain Campaign, RNC, and state parties, as well as local leaders on the ground. 

The RNC and McCain Campaign have methodically built an infrastructure in nearly 20 target states, including 122 McCain and Victory offices with hundreds of operatives.