Wednesday 11 January 2023

Republicans In Alabama And Louisiana Are Latest To Reject Ronna McDaniel For RNC Chair


Now that the battle for Speaker of the House is over, Republicans are moving on to the next battle.

Ronna McDaniel is the incumbent RNC chair and she wants another term.

However, a growing number of conservatives want to see a change in leadership.

Republicans in Alabama and Louisiana are the latest to join the fight. 

NBC News reports:

Southern states rebel against RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

A growing Sunbelt uprising among GOP activists at the state and local level has emerged as a threat — or at least a noisy nuisance — to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s bid for another term.

From Arizona to Florida, state parties are passing or considering votes of no confidence in McDaniel, demanding new leadership after three disappointing elections.

The latest signs of rebellion are in the Deep South, in Alabama and Louisiana. State parties there rebuked McDaniel this week after rank-and-file Republicans made their displeasure known. Roger Villere Jr., an RNC member from Louisiana who supports McDaniel rival Harmeet Dhillon for chair, confirmed Tuesday that his state party approved an anti-McDaniel resolution at his urging on Saturday.

“The grassroots is firmly supporting a change,” Villere said. “Every vote, every call every day, I hear from people who want someone other than Ronna. … We’ve had three cycles where we’ve underachieved significantly, and it’s just time.”

On Monday, the Alabama GOP announced that its steering committee had lost confidence in McDaniel and was urging “RNC members across the country” to vote against her.

Republican lawyer Harmeet Dhillon is the strongest challenger.

Ronna McDaniel does not have strong support among Republican voters.

People want a change. The RNC should listen.

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