Skip to comments.Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader [Hell, NO!]
Posted on 11/15/2012 11:06:15 PM PST by Steelfish
Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader
By Ralph Z. Hallow November 15, 2012
LAS VEGAS Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, under fire from some quarters for the failure of the partys voter-turnout effort on Nov. 6, will inform the RNCs other 167 members on Friday that he will seek re-election in January, two sources close to the chairman said Thursday.
According to the sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, Mr. Priebus will say Friday during his announcement that 112 fellow RNC members have pledged to support him if he seeks a second two-year term, a number far greater than the needed 85 votes.
As of Thursday evening, The Washington Times had received 51 definite yes and four maybe replies from RNC members asked if they would vote for him.
An RNC spokesman declined to comment. Mr. Priebus is scheduled to begin an extended vacation on Friday.
Mr. Priebus earned accolades from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others here for the Republican Governors Association meeting.
Mr. Jindal, the RGA chairman, was asked in an interview whether the Nov. 6 voter-turnout failures in crucial swing states were the fault of the RNC chairman or of Mitt Romneys campaign and whether he supports Mr. Priebus or someone else for the chairmanship of the partys national governing body.
Im not a voting member of the RNC, but I think Reince has done a great job at the RNC, Mr. Jindal told The Times. I dont think this is one of those things where you point to just one person and say theyre the reason.
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... and, just like that: the BUSH/CHRISTIE 2016 campaign was officially underway.
Of course he’ll win. The GOP is run by morons.
I think Ryan and Walker support him. All from WI. But who are the alternatives? Haley Barbour has done it before but he’s still Gov.
FU!!! Yuh skalleywaggin Bastuhd!
Get me 99 more!!!
I don’t think you can place the blame on Priebus. I’m from Wisconsin and he was the guy who supported the Tea Party, spoke at their rallies backed Walker, Ron Johnson, Sean Duffy who defeated Dave Obey. He engineered the biggest defeat the Democrats have ever experienced in 2010 in this state, totally destroyed them. Be careful what you wish for.
In celebration of a job eminently well done, doubtless.
Haley Barbour is no longer governor of Mississippi. Phil Bryant won that job last year.
We can do a whole lot better.
This is sick!
The best thing conservatives can do for the Republican party right now is to register as independents.
As far as I know, he didn’t pick the candidate, did he? Could it be that the candidate lost the election?
George Prescott Bush with his Uncle George. AP photo
Just walk away from the GOP. It’s reached the point where you can’t continue to help. Not because you don’t care. But because they don’t.
He loses and wants another run at it??? No No and by the way NOOOOOO
Heh. Try checking out my posting history -- even if only over the past twenty-four hours, for heaven's sake -- and ask me that one again. ;)
Since when do we reward failure by reelecting to another term as NRC head? No way.
Or any name from the phone book.
or better yet Mia Love or Allan West or ANYONE ELSE
Are there any MEN left who don’t frequent tanning salons or have names which invoke thoughts of genitals?
I agree! I’m just saying. I know what Priebus did in Wisconsin and I’ve been watching him for a long time. He is a core conservative, but look what he had to deal with. Does anyone think the next guy will be better? I hear Steele is considering it, there you go!
Only the RNC would put back in charge someone who was largely responsible for the GOP suffering a crushing defeat.