The Republican National Committee is meeting in Dana Point, California, this week to select a new chair to lead the party’s infrastructure going into the 2024 election cycle after the party’s disappointing showing in the midterm elections.
Ronna McDaniel is running for her fourth term as RNC chair, and for the first time since former President Donald Trump appointed her to succeed Reince Priebus in the job, she’s facing a serious challenge. The race, which may be competitive, illustrates how the different wings of the Republican Party believe the party should move forward after the midterms, when Republicans won a slim majority in the House but failed to flip the Senate.
Trump-attorney Harmeet Dhillon and Trump ally and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell are competing to unseat McDaniel. On Wednesday, the first day of the meeting, a debate for the chair race was scheduled, but McDaniel and Dhillon didn’t show up. Lindell instead debated Caroline Wren, a GOP fundraiser who is supporting Dhillon’s candidacy.
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