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RNC hires Hispanic initiative director

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has brought on longtime GOP strategist Jennifer Sevilla Korn to be its national field director for Hispanic initiatives, in a move aimed at bolstering the party's outreach to Latino voters.

"I am excited to announce that Jennifer Sevilla Korn will join the RNC as Deputy Political Director and National Field Director for Hispanic Initiatives," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Jennifer will play a key role in directing our Hispanic engagement efforts to ensure that Republicans are building new relationships in the Hispanic community."

Korn most recently ran the Hispanic Leadership Network, a center-right outside group that focused on building bridges between the GOP and Hispanic voters. She also served as President George W. Bush's national Hispanic director in 2004. She will also be an RNC deputy political director.


Supreme Court: GOP must comply with limits on ballot monitoring

The Supreme Court said Monday that the Republican Party must continue to adhere to an agreement designed to limit voter suppression.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) had asked the high court to reconsider a 1981 court order that limits the party's ability to carry out "ballot integrity programs."


Sen. Bennet has no deadline for decision on DSCC job

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has no hard deadline to decide whether he will take on the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), a position he was offered but turned down in 2010.

Bennet spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday about the job, a Senate Democratic aide confirmed to The Hill, but has not yet made his decision.

"It's a whole long and involved process, and we haven't put a deadline on it," the aide said.


NRSC raised $5.75M in March, has almost $20M in the bank

Senate Republicans collected more than $5.75 million in March and a total of $15 million over the first three months of 2012.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has $19.6 million in the bank heading into April and has cleared out its debt, the committee announced Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said it had raised $7.4 million in March, bringing its total cash on hand to almost $24 million and setting a record for its first-quarter haul.


DCCC reserves $32 million in airtime in unprecedented early buy

House Democrats are reserving almost $32.5 million in broadcast television airtime for the fall, a show of strength that also offers a detailed look at what Democrats see as their path back to the majority.

It's the earliest the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has ever placed such a buy, which reserves the airtime while prices are less expensive and leaves the committee with the flexibility to decide later how to divide up the time.

"By placing early, the DCCC is saving a significant amount of money and ensuring the ads have good placement," a DCCC official said.

In all, the committee has purchased time in the media markets covering 26 incumbent Republicans, seven incumbent Democrats and three open seats.

In Pennsylvania, the DCCC has reserved more than $3.5 million in Philadelphia, allowing them to potentially target Republican Reps. Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Jim Gerlach (Pa.), Charlie Dent (Pa.),  Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Jon Runyan, whose New Jersey district uses the Philadelphia media market.