Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel has secured election to a fourth term in the role.
McDaniel trounced the competition, with Fox News reporting that she secured the support of 111 committee members, while runner-up Harmeet Dhillon earned 51 votes, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell scored just four votes. Former U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, who was not running, received one vote — Zeldin lost the Empire State's 2022 gubernatorial race to Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul.
"Congratulations to Ronna McDaniel on her big WIN as RNC CHAIR. Now we have to STOP THE DEMOCRATS FROM CHEATING IN ELECTIONS!" former President Donald Trump posted on Truth Social. Trump announced last year that he is running for president again.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had said that he believed the RNC needed "change" and "new blood" and he had expressed support for Dhillon's proposal to move the RNC out of the nation's capital city.
"I like what Harmeet Dhillon has said about getting the RNC out of D.C. Why would you want to have your headquarters in the most Democrat city in America? It's more Democrat than San Francisco is," DeSantis told Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk.
"We need to decentralize the RNC out of DC and away from the lobbyists, the consultants, and frankly the beholden politicians who dictate the party's direction at the expense of what our voters want," Dhillon's website for her RNC chair run noted. "I'd like to see RNC move important operations – fundraising, legal, political, and strategic – out of DC."
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