As Ronna McDaniel runs for a second two-year term as chair of the Republican National Committee, she has to deal with a nasty family fight. Some of her opponents are skeptical about how much support she really has, despite what she says.
But in an interview with Fox News Digital, McDaniel said that the support of over 100 RNC committee members was “pretty solid.” This would be a lot more than the simple majority of 168 members needed to get a fourth two-year term, which would be a first in modern history.
McDaniel said that some of the things her opponents said about her were “self-serving.”
The GOP is still hurting from the midterm elections last month, and the race for RNC chair is happening at the same time. Not only did Republicans fail to take control of the Senate. In what many party leaders thought would be a “red wave” election, they lost ground in the chamber, won only a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives, and lost some races for governor and control of a few state legislative chambers.