WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Washington, D.C. is in a standstill, the Republican Governors Association launched the American Comeback project, an effort designed to tell the success stories and accomplishments of Republican Governors. The launch will include the first of what will be a series of ads featuring Republican Governors from around the country, along with a national online advertising campaign designed to bring the stories of our Republican Governors to the public.

You can view the new website and video at http://www.rga.org/americancomeback/

“With all this dysfunction in Washington, Republican governors are not going to take a backseat to anyone in Washington anymore. Up until now, we have just lived with the brand that Washington gave us. Republican governors don’t just talk about conservative ideas, we put them into action. The answers aren’t coming from Washington. Republican governors are driving the American comeback,” said RGA Chairman Bobby Jindal.

“We are no longer going to outsource the Republican brand to the folks in Washington. Partisan battles and legislative infighting are not unique to Washington. Every one of the thirty Republican governors faces their own challenges in every legislative session. We all have to work hard, with members of our own party, and members from the other party, to find solutions that work. We all do it. There is no reason the public should not expect the same in Washington,” Jindal said.

“The President has completely failed the country, and shown that he is simply not up to the job,” Jindal said.

“We are not going to allow the Republican Party to be defined by the dysfunction in Washington. Republican governors are amassing great results outside the Beltway. They are taking conservative ideas, putting them into action, and it is working. It’s a story that doesn’t get told in Washington, it’s missed by the national news media, partly because of the lack of failure or drama. I would bet that most journalists don’t even know the names of many of our governors,” Jindal continued.

“Conservative principles, when turned into actual policies, are working out in the real world. But the dysfunction in Washington casts doubt on conservative ideas and whether they work or not. Many folks like to say that Republican governors should be the face of the Republican Party. But the truth is, because we don’t live inside the media bubbles of D.C. or New York, it just doesn’t happen. We are going to make it happen,” Jindal concluded.

The American Comeback project unveiling begins today with a video featuring governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, John Kasich of Ohio, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Scott Walker of Wisconsin discussing the real, meaningful change their work is bringing to the states in the face of constant political posturing and governmental gridlock in Washington, D.C.

In the coming weeks and months, The American Comeback project will grow to include videos focused on individual Republican governors, their personal journeys and the progress they’ve made toward bringing prosperity to their states.