LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Condoleezza Rice, Former US Secretary of State makes a speech as a statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is unveiled in the grounds of the American Embassy on July 4, 2011 in London, England. Today would have been Reagan's 100th Birthday. The 40th President of the United States of America enjoyed close ties with the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
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Condoleezza Rice: GOP sent 'mixed messages'

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NEW YORK (AP) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Republican Party must adapt better to rapidly changing demographics in the United States, adding the GOP sent "mixed messages" in the election campaign on immigration and women's issues.

Rice told "CBS This Morning" on Friday that the changing face of America "really necessitates" new thinking. "When you send mixed messages, sometimes people hear only one side of that," Rice said.

The GOP came close to matching the Democrats in the popular vote, but she acknowledged that "clearly we are losing important segments" of the electorate. The party needs to "appeal to those group," she adds.

Rice, a Republican, says she wouldn't be interested in succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton, A Democrat, as secretary of state, even if asked to do so by President Barack Obama.

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