Ronna McDaniel to seek re-election as RNC chair with Trump's support
Ronna McDaniel will seek re-election to a third term as chair of the Republican National Committee, AP reports.
Why it matters: McDaniel has the support of President Trump, who wants to keep her in place in order to maintain tight control over party HQ ahead of his likely 2024 presidential run.
- In a letter to RNC members, McDaniel also touted the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader McCarthy, and a supermajority of the organization's members, "all but assuring her victory," according to the AP.
- Though Trump lost the White House, Republicans over-performed in down-ballot races under McDaniel's leadership of the party.
What she's saying: McDaniel in the letter said she would beef up the party's legal efforts surrounding voting and form a committee on election integrity, per AP.
- “President Trump earned more minority votes than any Republican candidate in decades, and a record number of women, minorities and veterans were elected to office,” McDaniel wrote.
- “This is a legacy our Party can be proud of, and we must continue to build on this historic momentum.”