MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Hundreds of young Republicans from around the country are in Mobile talking about how the party can again start winning presidential elections and assert conservative policies at the national level.
The newly elected chairman of the National Young Republicans Federation, New Yorker Jason Weingartner, says it's an obvious priority for the party to reach more minority and non-white voters to be more successful.
But Weingartner says GOP struggles in presidential election years are more about how the party talks about issues like abortion, immigration and same-sex marriage than about Republicans' actual positions on those issues.
He says the party doesn't have to change its positions on those issues, but it should welcome debate.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is scheduled to address the group Saturday evening.