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Report: Arizona GOP Chief Seeking to Replace Reince Priebus

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 08:58 PM

The head of the Arizona GOP is holding an event during the Republican National Convention this week that is widely seen as part of an effort to seek the party's top job.

Robert Graham, chairman of the Grand Canyon State's Republican Party, will host a concert featuring Kid Rock on July 21, the last night of the convention in Cleveland, Politico reports.

The event, the proceeds of which are to go to charity, will be held not far from the Quicken Loans Arena, the convention site, according to an invitation Politico obtained.

Trump is expected to officially accept the GOP nomination that night.

However, "numerous RNC officials" told Politico that Graham was courting the 168 committee members who will select the party chairman after the election in November.

"The event in Cleveland, several people familiar with its planning said, is designed to generate exposure for Graham as he maneuvers for the job," Politico reports.

The current chairman, Reince Priebus, has helmed the party since 2011. He has not indicated his plans after the election, but "most party insiders don’t expect him to seek re-election," according to the report.

The RNC did not respond to a request for comment from Politico.

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