Ronna McDaniel Re-Elected as Republican National Committee Chair
McDaniel reportedly won the chair by beating two opponents, lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and businessman Mike Lindell, in a vote held by secret ballot, scoring 111 to 51.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel won on Friday the chair for the Republican National Committee, marking the fourth consecutive victory in a row, the RNC announced during a meeting in California.
She reportedly won the chair by beating two opponents, lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and businessman Mike Lindell, in a vote held by secret ballot, scoring 111 of 167 votes.
As the post gets renewed every two years, she is now on track to be the longest-serving GOP chair since the 19th century.
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Although Ronna won the majority of votes, Dhillon was perceived as the bigger threat to McDaniel. Despite having received endorsement from key figures such as Matt Gaetz and Tucker Carlson, he only scored 30 votes on the RNC ballot.
In a post on social media, former US President Donald Trump congratulated Ronna and called on the Republican party to "stop the democrats from cheating in elections."
Ronna McDaniel is weak Chair and on the leash of Donald Trump. I have no faith in her ability to lead our party. I hope I’m wrong. pic.twitter.com/nCYwrAeWBw— Empire State Politics 🇺🇸🐘 (@EmpireStatePol) January 27, 2023
Some sources reported that McDaniel had asked Trump not to make a public endorsement in the leadership fight, although it was clear that he backed her from the start.
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