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RNC names former Toomey campaign chief as Pa. director

| Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:19 p.m.

The Republican National Committee today selected Peter Towey, a political strategist who directed U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's successful 2010 campaign, as its "victory director" for Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania is among swing states that could help decide the presidential election and "Towey is the perfect person to move us forward to victory this November," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.Towey became involved in Pennsylvania politics in 2008 and most recently was campaign manager for Senate candidate Steve Welch, who lost the GOP nomination to Armstrong County businessman Tom Smith in the April 24 primary.Priebus said Republicans intend to "run a comprehensive voter outreach and turnout operation" in the state and Towey will oversee volunteers making phone calls and knocking on doors. His team "will demonstrate the RNC's serious commitment to winning Pennsylvania and the White House," Priebus said.In addition to traditional on-the-ground voter turnout efforts, the RNC this week debuted its GOP Social Victory Center, a first-of-its-kind online tool enabling people to access many features of a traditional victory center in their homes."No other campaign or committee has developed the same technology to harness the power and reach of Facebook in this way," Priebus said. To learn more: https:apps.facebook.com/social-victory.

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