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Trump, RNC Now Promote Voting by Mail
Trump Flops on Voting by Mail

Trump Flops on Voting by Mail

He urges supporters to 'vote any way possible'

(Newser) - "You know mail-in voting is largely corrupt," Donald Trump told a rally last month. But the Republican presidential candidate can't win without votes, and he's thought better of that stance. His team has joined with the Republican National Committee to launch a campaign encouraging supporters to...

RNC Headquarters Evacuated After 'Revolting Attack'

Suspicious package contained vials of blood

(Newser) - The Washington, DC, headquarters of the Republican National Committee was evacuated and locked down Wednesday morning after what RNC chair Michael Whatley described as a "revolting attack." US Capitol Police said two vials of blood were found in a suspicious package sent to the building, CBS News reports....

RNC Looking at Punishing NBC for McDaniel Mess

Sources say network's access to Republican National Convention could be limited

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee has warned NBC News could pay for its dramatic firing of former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Convention in July. The network is already facing anger from Republicans, including some sources, upset by the decision to fire McDaniel as a contributor after intense...

Report: RNC Job Interviews Include Startling Question

Sources say potential hires are being asked if they think the 2020 election was stolen

(Newser) - Republican National Committee employees let go in a " bloodbath " earlier this month are being allowed to reapply for their jobs—and insiders say they've been startled by one of the interview questions. Sources tell the Washington Post and the New York Times that Trump advisers conducting the...

McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'
NBC Backlash
May Be 'Seminal
the rundown

McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'

Anchors rebuke hiring of former RNC chief, but it exposes a 'toxic' strategy of cable news

(Newser) - On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd rebuked his network bosses on Meet the Press for hiring former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. "Many of our professional dealings with the RNC over the last six years have been met with gaslighting," he said. On Monday, Joe Scarborough and...

Say Hello to NBC News' Latest Political Analyst

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel will offer her takes on MSNBC as well

(Newser) - If Ronna McDaniel needed a long vacation after stepping down from her seven-year role as the head of the Republican National Committee, she's putting that break off till later. The 51-year-old is starting a new gig as political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC, with her first appearance...

Trump's New RNC Deal Is Paying His Legal Bills

Agreement reportedly directs money to campaign, PAC that pays his legal fees before RNC gets a cut

(Newser) - Donald Trump's new joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee directs donations to his campaign and a political action committee that pays the former president's legal bills before the RNC gets a cut, per a fundraising invitation obtained by the AP . The unorthodox diversion of funds to...

RNC 'Bloodbath' Underway, Dozens Fired: Report

'MAGA is now in control of the Republican Party!' raved Marjorie Taylor Greene

(Newser) - It's been just a few days since the Republican National Committee welcomed its new leadership —including Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Trump—but big moves are already afoot. Politico reports on a "bloodbath" at the RNC, with sources telling the outlet that more than five dozen...

A Trump Has Just Been Voted In as RNC Co-Chair

Lara Trump will head up GOP committee along with NC Republican chief Michael Whatley

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee voted Friday to install Donald Trump's hand-picked leadership team, completing his takeover of the national party as the former president closes in on a third straight presidential nomination. Michael Whatley, a North Carolina Republican who has echoed Trump's false theories of voter fraud, was...

Haley Says She's Not Obligated to Endorse Trump

GOP candidates signed a pledge to support the nominee

(Newser) - It was clear this wasn't a subject Nikki Haley wanted to talk about, but pressed Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, the presidential candidate backed away from any obligation to support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee. The Republican National Committee had required all candidates to...

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

Lara Trump

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

She's considered a shoo-in, since her father-in-law wants her as co-chair

(Newser) - As expected, Lara Trump on Tuesday launched a bid to be the next co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Her father-in-law Donald Trump wants her in the role after current chair Ronna McDaniel, who lost Trump's support, announced she will step down on March 8. McDaniel's co-chair, Drew...

RNC's McDaniel Leaving After Super Tuesday

GOP leader lost the support of Donald Trump

(Newser) - Ronna McDaniel—having lost the crucial support of Donald Trump —announced her departure date on Monday as leader of the Republican National Committee. McDaniel will step down as head of the organization on March 8, a few days after Super Tuesday voting, reports ABC News .
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RNC Measure Would Slow Trump Takeover

One resolution would head off paying former president's legal bills

(Newser) - A pair of resolutions circulating among Republican National Committee members would slow Donald Trump's move to assume control of party management and money. One of the drafts offered by Henry Barbour, a longtime committeeman from Mississippi, would prohibit the RNC from covering the millions Trump owes in legal bills,...

Trump Wants Daughter-in-Law as Co-Chair of RNC

Ex-president endorsing Lara Trump to head Republican National Committee with Michael Whatley

(Newser) - Donald Trump likes to hire almost as much as he likes to fire and he's throwing a curveball with his pick to replace Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Committee—or should we say picks. The former president has backed both Michael Whatley, the RNC's general counsel, considered...

Trump Suggests Changes Atop RNC
RNC Chair
Will Resign

Sources: RNC Chair Will Resign

Ronna McDaniel has informed Trump of her plans, sources say

(Newser) - Sources tell the New York Times that Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, plans to step down after South Carolina's February 24 primary. The sources say McDaniel has informed Donald Trump, who recently expressed displeasure with the job she's doing and said "changes" were likely....

Trump Rejects Move to Declare Him 'Presumptive Nominee'

He says he wants to do it the 'Old Fashioned' way

(Newser) - A plan for the Republican National Committee to declare Donald Trump the "presumptive nominee" was shelved after Trump said thanks but no thanks. David Bossie, an RNC committeeman from Maryland who worked on Trump's 2016 campaign, had prepared a draft resolution stating that Trump is the RNC's...

More GOP Debates Are Now on the Schedule

CNN to hold one in Iowa, one in New Hampshire in January; ABC/WMUR also claim a debate in NH

(Newser) - If you were disappointed to see Wednesday's GOP debate in Alabama come to a close, good news—more faceoffs are heading our way in the new year. On Thursday, CNN announced it would host two Republican debates in the early primary states: one on Jan. 10 at Drake University...

Ronna McDaniel Fends Off Challenge, Remains GOP Chair
Reelected GOP Chair Says
This Term Is Her Last

Reelected GOP Chair Says This Term Is Her Last

Vote on Ronna McDaniel reflected divisions in party leadership

(Newser) - After winning reelection by a divided Republican National Committee, Chair Ronna McDaniel said she won't do that again. "This is my last term as chair," McDaniel told Fox News , adding, "It's done." McDaniel said she wants to continue her work on voter registration and...

RNC Leader Fighting to Keep Her Job This Week

Ronna McDaniel expects to survive secret ballot for party's national committee

(Newser) - By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a leadership feud that has exposed divisions within the party, per the AP . Those inside the fight believe the days ahead of Friday's secret ballot could get even uglier as rebel forces within former President Trump's...

RNC, Election Deniers Have a Midterm Strategy

It reportedly involves training volunteers as poll workers, connecting them with lawyers

(Newser) - As the midterms are starting to take shape, a pair of stories about 2020 election deniers who are coming together with the RNC to form an "organized cavalry" of volunteers determined to suss out and shine a light on what they believe will be Democratic wrongdoing during the 2022...

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