Romney niece officially named as Trump choice to head party
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.