Surprising Candidate Rising in Race for RNC Chair
As the Republican Party begins to prepare for the coming, unpredictable 2024 primary season, it’s not only the candidate pool that remains up in the air.
At the moment, we have but former President Donald Trump having made an official announcement, and rather early at that. There are other notable and likely candidates waiting in the wings of course, such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
But the voters won’t choose their nominee alone. For that task they’ll be steered by the RNC, who themselves are in search of a potential new chairperson.
One of the rising stars of this race has been a bit of a surprise.
There are more GOP voters who want to see MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell lead the Republican National Committee (RNC) than those who want to see current chair Ronna McDaniel reelected, according to a new poll.Trending:
The poll released Thursday by Rasmussen Reports found that 30 percent of likely Republican voters want Lindell to be the next RNC chair, compared to the 15 percent who backed McDaniel and 20 percent who picked Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney for former President Donald Trump. Another 15 percent said they didn’t support any of the three and 21 percent were undecided.
Experts don’t believe that Lindell will wind up with the position, however.
Although Lindell is among the three candidates, McDaniel and Dhillon have emerged as the key candidates. McDaniel has already received an endorsement from more than 100 RNC members, but Dhillon told Politico that she still think she has an “excellent chance” of pulling an upset, and the outlet estimated that she could wrangle about 60 votes from McDaniel.
Lindell was an key adviser to Donald Trump during the fallout from the 2020 election, and is still a rather prominent figure within the MAGA Movement.