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Ronna Romney McDaniel, whose work as chief of the Republican National Committee has produced only lackluster results over the last three elections, has been re-elected to the post.
Fox News reported she was given support by 111 committee members who cast secret ballots.
That was more than a majority of the 168 total votes available.
It is her fourth term.
Challengers included California committee member Harmeet Dhillon, who got 51 votes, and MyPillow chief Mike Lindell, who got four votes.
Fox reported, “The RNC showdown, the party’s first hotly contested chair race in a dozen years, became a contentious family feud as the GOP decided its leadership. The drama unfolded as the GOP jumps into an election cycle seeking to win back the White House, regain the Senate majority, and hold its fragile control of the House. It also came as the party aims to rebound from a disappointing showing in November’s midterm elections and as it debates the future of the party and Trump’s continued grip over the GOP.”
The Hill said Romney McDaniel’s fourth term is unprecedented in the modern era.
The report noted under her leadership, “The party lost the House in 2018, lost the Senate and presidency in 2020 and only gained a thin majority in the House in 2022. Many in the party cited last November’s midterms as a reason to elect fresh blood, as McDaniel oversaw the RNC through the last three elections.”
Prominent leaders such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for “new blood” in the organization.
“What 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,” he said.
Romney McDaniel has denied any responsibility for the “way Republicans performed in the November midterms,” the report said.
“I’m not the coach. I don’t pick the players, the voters do. I don’t call the plays, the candidates pick their own plays,” she has charged.