RNC task force sends post-mortem survey to top strategists

January 18, 2013

A Republican National Committee task force charged with finding the way forward for the party is surveying top strategists and gathering their ideas.

The "Growth and Opportunity Project," which is co-chaired by Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, among others, sent an e-mail to party bigwigs Friday morning asking them to fill out an online survey.

Among the questions asked:

* How likely are Republicans to win House, Senate and governor's seats in the 2014 election and the White House in 2016?

* What should be the party's top three priorities in the coming years?

* How do Republican campaigns compare to Democratic campaigns in the areas of fundraising, messaging, "campaign mechanics" and 26 other specialized areas of campaigns?

* In which areas (a list is provided with possible ratings from 1-10 for each area) does the party need to improve the most?

The survey is by invitation only, and recipients are asked to respond by Thursday.

For more on the Growth and Opportunity Project, see here.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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