Rom­ney niece of­fi­cially named as Trump choice to head party

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

Ronna Rom­ney McDaniel is Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s pick as Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee chair­man, the RNC an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

Ms. McDaniel, who is the niece of 2012 GOP pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Mitt Rom­ney, now serves as chair­woman of the Michi­gan Repub­li­can Party and was cred­ited with help­ing en­gi­neer Mr. Trump’s his­toric win in the state.

“I’m ex­cited to have a highly ef­fec­tive leader in Ronna McDaniel as RNC Deputy Chair and I look for­ward to her serv­ing as the Party’s Chair­man in 2017,” Mr. Trump said in a state­ment. “Ronna has been ex­tremely loyal to our move­ment and her ef­forts were crit­i­cal to our tremen­dous vic­tory in Michi­gan, and I know she will bring the same pas­sion to the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee.”

She will suc­ceed RNC Chair­man Reince Priebus, who will be­come White House chief of staff.


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