(BLOGS.DESMOINESREGISTER) — Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan thinks Republicans need to take their limited-government message to voters who are "unfamiliar with hearing us."
"Go into inner cities, go into minority communities," Ryan, who speaks in Iowa tonight, told The Des Moines Register in a telephone interview on Monday. "Go into communities that have not seen or heard from Republicans in a long time."
Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, was responding to a question about whether lessons can be learned from Republican wins in blue states, like Gov. Chris Christie’s victory in the governor’s race in Democratic-leaning New Jersey on Nov. 5.
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"Absolutely," Ryan answered. "It shows that we have to go and campaign in non-traditional areas, non-traditional neighborhoods, and by showing up not just a few months before the election, but by being in these communities all year round, that will make a difference.