Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee, described Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election loss to conservative candidate Daniel Kelly as “a messaging issue.”
“I will say another. There is a messaging problem when you lose by 10 points. Abortion is still an issue. We can’t let the Democrats define Republicans, put millions of dollars in lies, and have it go unsanswered. The lies become truth if the lies go unanswered,” McDaniel stated Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom.
Janet Protasiewicz beat Daniel Kelly in Tuesday’s election. She secured 55.8% of votes after liberal groups, George Soros, and Democratic Governor. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois, invested millions of dollars in the campaign. Campaign finance reports show that Kelly received far less funding from Republicans.
McDaniel said, “We need to put the Democrats in the defense on the issue, talk about how they support Gender Selection Abortions and Due Date Abortions,” McDaniel added. It was an issue in 2022. The RNC raised it. I am a suburban woman. This is an issue that I am aware of. It is something I share with my friends and my young daughter.”
In June 2022, Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. Associate Justice Samuel Alito authored a 5-4 ruling that upheld a Mississippi law that restricted abortion after 15 weeks.
McDaniel defeated Harmeet Dalton, a lawyer challenging him for the RNC chair. He won 111 votes from the 168 to win the chairmanship despite the fact that Republicans had underperformed national expectations for a “red wave” in the November midterm elections.