Priebus rejects description of 'hopelessly fractured' GOP

Greg Nash

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus denied on Sunday that the party is "hopelessly fractured," adding he's confident the GOP will unite around a presidential candidate.

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"If you look across this country, we're having record turnout," he said on CBS's "Face The Nation" Sunday.

"We've got 70 percent more people coming out in this Republican primary, so we're up 70 percent."

The Democratic Party, he said, is down 30 percent.

Priebus also said there is an "enthusiasm gap."

"We're crushing the Democrats. We're beating them on money. We're beating them on mechanics, and I like our chances," he said.

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He said he thinks the party will select a nominee, come together and then "take it to the Democrats." The race is still in the early stages, he said, adding that there is a long way to go.

"I think that we'll get there," he said. "I'm confident that we will. And look, we've got more Republicans elected today since 1900."