RNC Launches Black History Month Ad Campaign

WASHINGTON – In recognition of Black History Month, the Republican National Committee today announced a series of paid advertisements placed with black media outlets in urban markets. It is a first of its kind ad buy recognizing the accomplishments of black Republicans making an impact on the American landscape.

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The buy includes 30-second radio spots to run on Radio One network stations in the Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland, Ohio; and Detroit, Michigan, media markets. Print ads will run in The Washington Informer newspaper.

The radio ads highlight three accomplished black Republicans: Judge Sara J. Harper of Ohio, Dr. Louis Sullivan of Georgia and Michigan businessman Mr. William “Bill” Brooks. These three individuals are the 2014 honorees at the RNC’s 2nd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon on February 4, 2014.

The print ads pay tribute to nationally recognized black Republicans including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Senator Tim Scott; Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mayor Mia Love; Senator Hiram Revels, and Frederick Douglass.

“This Black History Month, we are excited about the unique opportunity to share the remarkable stories of black Republicans who have broken barriers and opened doors so that others may succeed. Recognizing these truly accomplished trailblazers through black media is an important opportunity to honor our past and build our future,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Read the radio scripts below:

Washington, DC:

This is Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
This Black History Month the Republican Party honors the achievements of black Republican trailblazers including Ohio Judge Sara Harper, Michigan businessman Bill Brooks, and Dr. Louis Sullivan of Georgia.
Please join us as we celebrate those who make a difference, made history, and remain an inspiration to us all.
Paid for by the Republican National Committee.

Cleveland, Ohio:

This is Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
This Black History Month the Republican Party honors the achievements of Judge Sara J. Harper of Cleveland.
Judge Harper broke barriers as the first black woman to graduate from Case Western Law School, and as the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s first female judge.
Please join us as we celebrate Judge Harper, a Republican Trailblazer.
Paid for by the Republican National Committee.

Atlanta, Georgia:

This is Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
This Black History Month the Republican Party honors the achievements of Dr. Louis Sullivan of Atlanta.
Dr. Sullivan broke barriers when he founded the Morehouse School of Medicine and later served as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Please join us as we celebrate Dr. Sullivan, a Republican Trailblazer.
Paid for by the Republican National Committee.

Detroit, Michigan:

This is Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
This Black History Month the Republican Party honors the achievements of Bill Brooks of Detroit.
Bill Brooks broke barriers by serving as Chairman of the GM Foundation and in positions during the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations.
Please join us as we celebrate Bill Brooks, a Republican Trailblazer.
Paid for by the Republican National Committee.

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