McMorris Rodgers Announces Winners of iGOP Video Challenge

Sep 30, 2010

RSC Takes Top Prize in Contest That Generated 1 Million Views

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, announced the winners of the Conference’s iGOP Video Challenge today.

“I am excited to announce that the Republican Study Committee’s entry, Those Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us, won the iGOP Video Challenge and was one of the most viewed videos on YouTube in August,” said Vice Chair McMorris Rodgers.  “Earlier this year, CitizenTube reported that Republicans hold 8 of the 10 most-viewed and most-subscribed channels in Congress. Ultimately, our success as House Republicans is rooted in our understanding of the importance of regular, substantive, online engagement.”  The entries for this year’s iGOP Video Challenge collectively received about one million views.

Rep. Tom Price (GA-06), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, issued the following statement:

“The remarkable success of this video is really a testament to the American people who are troubled by Washington’s spending habits, higher taxes, and new mandates,” said Congressman Price.  “President Reagan put forth a simple but powerful message and a commitment to a smaller, more accountable government, and it is a belief that clearly resonates today.  By utilizing this level of new media outreach, we have the opportunity to connect with a larger audience and impact the debate from innovative angles.”

Republican Whip Eric Cantor (VA-07), whose video A Look at the National Debt was #1 in the leadership video category, released this statement:

“This video is part of our innovative YouCut program, which is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress and transform it into a culture of savings. We will continue to communicate directly with the American people through a variety of vehicles so that Congress once again starts working for the people who pay for it.”

Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-01), whose video Working Hard for Northwest Florida was #1 in the Member video category, commented:

“My team will continue experimenting with online video as it provides an excellent opportunity to communicate with constituents. New Media in general provides us with a unique opportunity to chronicle community events, and in doing so, become a trusted information source for our constituents.”

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