New RNC Ad Aims to Showcase Diversity in GOP

The RNC will run a series of new ads before and after next week's GOP debate.

Vallerie, the former prostitute, says in the ad her mother passed away when she was jail and she was “not allowed to go to her funeral.”

“I had this epiphany and realized I didn’t need to live like this,” she said, adding she has “already started organizing within my neighborhood.”

Those featured in the ad are volunteer leaders in the RNC’s Republican Leadership Initiative Program, an initiative launched last year to recruit and train GOP field organizers.

In a statement, Priebus said their “effort to win the White House is fueled by the diverse and unique personal stories that motivate each and every individual to get involved in the political process.”