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RNC Chair Reince Priebus Running for Third Term

By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 10:02 PM

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says he'll run for a third term, and has the votes to win a leadership post that would make him the he longest-serving chairman in committee history, reports say.

In an email, Priebus told RNC members Monday night he's secured the support of 150 of the 168 party officials and political activists who make up the national organization.

"With such support it is impossible for me to say no," Priebus wrote in the email reprinted by The Daily Caller.

"Therefore, I write to seek your support for another term as RNC chairman. As some of you may have heard me say, thus far we accomplished about 80 percent of what we needed to accomplish with another 80 percent left to go. If we are going to win in 2016, we must build upon what we were able to accomplish over the last 4 years, and I ask for your continued support to make sure we do in fact accomplish that goal.

"In the words of legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach, Vince Lombardi, 'Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.'"

When Priebus was first elected RNC chairman on Jan. 14, 2011 — one of four challengers to incumbent chairman Michael Steele — the committee was $25 million in debt, which Priebus helped erase by prodding Republican donors to start digging deep, CNN reports.

He was then re-elected Jan. 25, 2013.

The Daily Caller reports Priebus has no opponents in the upcoming January election, and assuming he wins a third term, the Wisconsin native would be on track to be the longest-serving chairman in committee history, CNN reports.

Among his efforts over the years have been upgrading the committee's technological infrastructure and voter data as well as outreach to minority communities, CNN reports.

A report he commissioned, the "Growth and Opportunity Project," also outlined ways for the GOP to grow its base.


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