reelected as the Chairman of the RNC on January 25, 2013, and on January 16, 2015.
According to the RNC website, Priebus was set to become the longest serving chairman in modern history after serving a total of three terms. What might be less reported in the public is that he was instrumental in making technology and infrastructure changes inside the RNC, and he has spoken at political events about getting the RNC caught up on how to use big data ahead of and around elections.
Priebus was chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He is said to be friends with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and he is deemed to be a known commodity to every single Republican party official. Other positions held were as the 1st Congressional District chairman, state party treasurer, first vice chair, and the state party chairman.
In an effort to show both sides of the coin, it is important to see what conservative and liberal media have said since the appointment.
The New York Times noted that Trump’s appointment of Priebus was turning to a Washington insider whose friendship with House Speaker Paul Ryan could help secure early legislative victories. The New York Times also opined about the dual appointments of Priebus as chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as chief strategist.
Fox News also ran four takeaways from the decision to make Priebus the chief of staff, and Priebus himself gave Fox a fiveminute video interview explaining what he will do going forward.