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Ronna McDaniel offers to step down as RNC chair after meeting with Trump

Feb 7

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Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel is in charge of fundraising for the GOP and choosing how to spend millions to campaign for the Republican Party. She has been heading the RNC since 2017, however, McDaniel is likely to step down from her position following a meeting with former President Donald Trump.

McDaniel offered to step down after the South Carolina primary on Feb. 24. The announcement came after a visit to Mar-a-Lago where she was said to have met with Trump for several hours.

Trump was a large influence in McDaniel originally becoming chairwoman. She was successful for several years but is hitting a rough patch. The money on hand in November was the lowest amount in the RNC’s bank since 2016.

Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee has nearly double the amount of available money.

Trump has voiced displeasure over the lack of funds available for Republicans to campaign with, especially during an election year where he is the party’s frontrunner.

In an interview with Fox News on Feb. 4, Trump hinted at changes in the RNC.

“I think she did OK, initially, in the RNC,” Trump said. “I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.

While Trump’s recommendations do appear to carry weight within the RNC, he has no official control over the committee itself. It would be up to RNC members to vote in a new leader if McDaniel does indeed step down.

As the party prepares for the 2024 presidential election, RNC Chief of Staff Mike Reed announced he is also going to step down.

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[KARAH RUCKER]

RONNA MCDANIEL IS THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR.

IN CHARGE OF FUNDRAISING FOR THE GOP –

AND CHOOSING HOW TO SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CAMPAIGN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

SHE’S BEEN HEADING THE RNC SINCE 2017 –

PUT IN THE POSITION LARGELY THANKS TO TRUMP’S SUPPORT.

BUT NOW – MCDANIEL IS LIKELY TO STEP DOWN FROM HER POST –

TRUMP’S INFLUENCE PLAYING A MAJOR PART – THIS TIME – IN HER DEPARTURE.

MCDANIEL HAS OFFERED TO STEP DOWN FOLLOWING THE FEBRUARY 24 SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER A VISIT MCDANIEL MADE THIS WEEK TO MAR-A-LAGO WHERE SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE MET WITH TRUMP FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

TRUMP WAS THE REASON BEHIND MCDANIEL’S SUCCESS IN BECOMING CHAIRWOMAN.

AND SHE WAS LARGELY SUCCESSFUL FOR SEVERAL YEARS –

BUT IS HITTING A ROUGH PATCH.

THERE’S BEEN A MONEY PROBLEM FOR THE RNC –

THE CASH ON HAND IN NOVEMBER WAS THE **LOWEST AMOUNT IN THE RNC’S BANK SINCE 2016.

MEANWHILE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE DOUBLED THE RNC’S AVAILABLE CASH.

THE LACK OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR REPUBLICANS TO CAMPAIGN WITH –

IS SOMETHING TRUMP ISN’T TOO HAPPY ABOUT.

ESPECIALLY GIVEN ITS ELECTION YEAR.

AND HE’S THE PARTY FRONTRUNNER.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS SUNDAY –

TRUMP HINTED TOWARD A RNC SHAKEUP.

[DONALD TRUMP]

 I think she did OK, initially, in the RNC. I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.

[KARAH RUCKER]

THE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF MCDANIEL PLANNING TO STEP DOWN –

IS JUST THE LATEST EVIDENCE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S CONTINUED INFLUENCE OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

WHILE TRUMP’S RECOMMENDATIONS DO CARRY WEIGHT –

HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RNC ITSELF.

THAT’S ITS OWN ENTITY.

IT WOULD BE UP TO RNC MEMBERS TO VOTE IN THE NEXT LEADER IF MCDANIEL DOES IN FACT STEP DOWN.

AND IT ISN’T JUST MCDANIEL PLANNING TO LEAVE –

THE RNC CHIEF OF STAFF HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED HE’S STEPPING DOWN.

AS THE PARTY PREPARES FOR NOVEMBER.

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