RNC's McDaniel launches podcast highlighting Republicans outside of Washington

RNC's McDaniel launches podcast highlighting Republicans outside of Washington
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielFormer Detroit police chief takes step toward gubernatorial run Whitmer has raised .5 million so far in 2021 Former Trump campaign adviser leaving GOP in protest MORE is launching a podcast to highlight GOP leaders outside of Washington.

The first episode of the podcast, titled “Real America,” is being released Wednesday and features South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemPoll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Lawyers group criticizes Noem, Abbot on National Guard to border Five takeaways from the CPAC conference in Dallas MORE. Later guests will include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoPoll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions Overnight Defense: Milley reportedly warned Trump against Iran strikes | Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer killed in Afghanistan | 70 percent of active-duty military at least partially vaccinated MORE.

“America is an amazing country filled with wonderful people who do incredible things, but too often the media and liberal politicians ignore big parts of our nation and the people who make it work,” McDaniel said in a statement obtained exclusively by The Hill. “So I'm thrilled to speak with these amazing leaders and policymakers in our party who solve real problems every day, and help spread their message far and wide.”

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Noem will discuss, among other things, her handling of the coronavirus pandemic in her state.

While Noem and other Republicans have held up South Dakota as an example of a state that declined to implement strict restrictions, Democrats have panned Noem’s decisions as too lax in the face of a lethal pandemic.

“Republican leaders, they stood up, they fought for their freedoms. And we have the perfect testimony of everything the Republican Party says that it believes,” Noem said in a statement. “We did it this year and we've shown that it works, and it really does create opportunities for the American dream.”

The RNC said in a press release that other guests will discuss “how conservative policy has made a difference in people’s lives, as well as capture their personal stories and share what being a Republican means to them.”

The podcast represents another opportunity for the RNC to tout its message heading into the 2022 midterms, where control of both chambers of Congress and a slew of governorships will be up for grabs.

Noem, Abbott and Pompeo are all also potential White House contenders in 2024.