Ronna McDaniel secured a fourth term as chair of the Republican National Committee on Friday.
McDaniel won the election over California attorney Harmeet Dhillon and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
BREAKING: Ronna McDaniel re-elected as RNC chair
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Ronna McDaniel received 111 votes
Harmeet Dhillon received 51 votes
Mike Lindell received 4 votes
Lee Zeldin received 1 vote
RNC Chair Election First Ballot Results:
167 votes cast. 84 needed to win.
Ronna McDaniel – 111
Harmeet Dhillon – 51
Mike Lindell – 4
Lee Zeldin – 1
Ronna McDaniel reelected RNC Chair.
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The New York Post reported:
McDaniel, the niece of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), will remain the leader of the RNC through the 2024 presidential election despite presiding over three prior elections in which the GOP lost the House, White House and Senate — before failing to make expected gains in last year’s midterms.
Dhillon had insisted that the party needed new leadership and had called for the RNC to move its headquarters out of Washington.
McDaniel has been the head of the RNC since 2017.
Many Republican voters wanted change in leadership at the RNC.
However, it appears the status-quo will remain in power.
Despite Republican voters wanting change at the RNC, Ronna McDaniel has been reelected as RNC Chair.
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CBS News added:
GOP losses in 2018, 2020 and 2022 prompted frustration within the party, with some suggesting it was time for change at the top.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis weighed in on the race on the eve of the RNC election, suggesting he favored Dhillon. “We’ve had three substandard election cycles in a row, ’18, ’20, and ’22, and I’d say ’22 was the worst. … I think we need a change,” DeSantis said. “I think we need to get some new blood in the RNC. I like what Harmeet Dhillon has said.”
In a statement after her loss, Dhillon said the RNC “will be better for the tough conversations that were desperately needed about how to reform the RNC to win elections and earn the trust of our voters, activists, and donors.”
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