It’s Official: Ronna Out At RNC

FILE - Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel arrives on stage before House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at an event Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. McDaniel has discussed leaving her role with former President Donald Trump. But both have agreed to delay a decision until after South Carolina’s Feb. 24 primary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Ronna McDaniel, the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, announced her intention to relinquish her role on March 8, concluding a notable seven-year tenure.

Appointed at age 50, McDaniel became a central figure in the Party’s recent triumphs and strategic innovations. Her announcement arrives amidst the Party’s preparations for upcoming electoral contests.

In a detailed statement to the New York Times, McDaniel reflected on her achievements, with the establishment of an Election Integrity Department and a thriving grassroots donor program among the highlights. She cited initiatives like firing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and securing the popular vote in 2022 as key proud moments, alongside substantial growth in minority outreach and early voting mobilization.

McDaniel conveyed her decision to step down aligns with the Party’s tradition of leadership transitions once a Presidential nominee emerges. Her departure is set to coincide with the Party’s Spring Training event in Houston, providing an opportunity for her successor to be chosen.

“The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition,” McDaniel stated, signaling a respect for the Party’s historical protocols.

Her early announcement allows for a strategic handover period, positioning the RNC for a stalwart pursuit of victory in the ensuing national elections.