Mike Lindell announced his bid to run as chairman of the Republican Nationwide Committee on Monday, mounting a problem to Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, whom he says has “failed” the GOP after the social gathering’s lackluster midterm efficiency.
His announcement comes simply days after the MyPillow CEO hinted at a long-shot bid to run in opposition to McDaniel, noting Republicans want somebody who “is aware of the best way to run a enterprise” on the helm of the social gathering.
‘GOD WILLING’: MIKE LINDELL FLOATS BID FOR RNC CHAIRMAN AFTER GOP LOSSES
“I’m 100% working for the RNC chairman in opposition to Ronna McDaniel. 100%,” Lindell informed Steve Bannon on his present Struggle Room on Monday. “I’m all in, Steve.”
Lindell has turn into a outstanding title amongst conservative circles as a result of his unfounded claims of election fraud through the 2020 presidential cycle, attracting numerous lawsuits in opposition to him. Nevertheless, the MyPillow CEO has criticized social gathering leaders resembling McDaniel for not taking such claims significantly.
Lindell additionally cited having widespread help from donors and members of the RNC, noting one donor informed him, “‘Mike,’ he stated, ‘Everybody desires you to be head of the RNC, a few of them simply don’t comprehend it but.’”
“Not solely am I going to win, however we’re going to — it’s going to alter actual quick,” Lindell informed Bannon. “We’re going to get our nation righted actual fast.”
The committee is scheduled to elect its subsequent chief throughout its winter assembly in January. McDaniel has signaled she’d run for reelection, and a letter circulated by about 100 members of the RNC confirmed they’d again her run. When requested to answer Lindell’s problem, a spokesperson for McDaniel’s reelection crew referred the Washington Examiner again to this letter, citing the widespread help among the many committee.
If elected, it will be McDaniel’s fourth time period as co-chairwoman of the RNC. The incumbent may face challenges from different Republicans, resembling Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who has additionally floated the thought of difficult McDaniel. Zeldin misplaced his gubernatorial bid in opposition to Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) through the midterm cycle. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem just lately steered McDaniel needs to be changed after midterm losses.