The largest Republican state is pushing back against Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel.

First elected to the position in 2017, McDaniel has been under fire for the last several weeks after overseeing an underwhelming midterm election cycle in November.

Over the weekend, the State Republican Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Texas—the party’s governing body—unanimously passed a resolution urging the RNC to choose new leadership.

“Under Chairwoman McDaniel’s leadership, the GOP lost both houses of Congress and the White House, and seriously underperformed in 2022 by further losing ground in the Senate and only barely winning a majority in the House,” the resolution states. “The grassroots have lost faith in Chairwoman McDaniel and the RNC and believes the party needs new leadership that will address deficiencies in fundraising, messaging, GOTV and election integrity and put the party in closer alignment with its grassroots supporters and voters.”

The resolution then urges Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi, National Committeeman Dr. Robin Armstrong, and National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell to “pay heed to the grassroots’ profound dissatisfaction with the RNC” and vote for an alternative to McDaniel.

Currently, McDaniel is being challenged by RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon, as well as MyPillow founder Mike Lindell.

Rinaldi has expressed dissatisfaction with McDaniel’s leadership, while Dashiell has endorsed her. Armstrong has so far remained quiet on the issue.

The RNC will elect its next chair when they meet in January.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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