Trump, Priebus Laud Ronna Romney McDaniel as New RNC Chief

President-elect Donald Trump says Ronna Romney McDaniel will be the next leader of the Republican National Committee, succeeding Reince Priebus.

He’s joining the Trump administration as White House chief of staff.

 “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,” the incoming president says.

McDaniel is the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and a niece of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee. Her father Scott Romney is the governor’s brother.

“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.”

Trump won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes with 47.6 percent of the vote to 47.3 percent for his Democratic rival Hillary R. Clinton.

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