Manhattan GOP chief promises ‘big tent party’

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Andrea Catsimatidis, the newly elected Manhattan GOP chairwoman, is promising an inclusive party that can attract a wide range of conservative voters.

“I think the Republican Party needs to be a big tent. And we should attract every type of voter,” she told John Catsimatidis, her father, on his Sunday radio show, “The Cats Roundtable.”

{mosads}”I think the most important thing is to reach out to people and engage them and bring them in and also be more inclusive,” she said, adding that she aims to “attract more voters, different kinds of voters.” 

Andrea Catsimatidis pointed to social media and support for candidates who have “mass appeal” and an ability to help with local issues as key focus areas.

“As Mayor LaGuardia once said, ‘There is no Republican or Democratic way to pick up the garbage.’ I think that having that philosophy will bring more voters in to our party,” she said.

She added that New York City Republicans “are very different from the rest of the country.”

“We are a much more fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and much more inclusive as a party. Our ticket this year is very indicative of that. We have a very diverse ticket,” she said.

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