Thursday, January 19, 2017

RNC elects Ronna Romney McDaniel chairwoman

The Republican National Committee on Thursday elected Ronna Romney McDaniel its new chairwoman.
McDaniel, who served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, was President-elect Trump's choice to lead the RNC heading into the 2018 midterm elections. She succeeds Reince Priebus, who will become Trump's White House chief of staff.
"I am a mom from Michigan. I am an outsider. And I am here to make Donald Trump and Republicans everywhere successful," McDaniel said in a speech to RNC members in Washington, on the eve of Trump's inauguration as the 45th president.

Under Priebus, the RNC invested more than $100 million to build a permanent field and data analytics programs. The Trump campaign, at the candidate's directive, outsourced the bulk of the field and data operations to the RNC, and the incoming president came away impressed with how the party performed for him. More