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Ronna McDaniel Overwhelmingly Rejected for RNC Chair in Turning Point USA AmericaFest Straw Poll

Ronna McDaniel Overwhelmingly Rejected for RNC Chair in Turning Point USA AmericaFest Straw Poll

“57.6% voted in favor of Dhillon taking over the chairmanship of the RNC, 31% voted for Lindell, 1.7% voted for McDaniel”

The battle for control of the Republican National Committee continues just weeks before RNC members are set to elect the chair by secret ballot at their annual meeting. Ronna McDaniel is seeking another term but is facing multiple challenges in the face of some controversy.

The conservative youth group Turning Point USA just held an event called AmericaFest and conducted a straw poll over RNC leadership. Participants overwhelmingly rejected Ronna McDaniel.

FOX News reports:

Turning Point Action AmericaFest 2022 straw poll results reveal overwhelming call for new RNC leadership

Participants of Turning Point Action’s AmericaFest 2022 straw poll overwhelmingly voted for a change in leadership of the Republican National Committee, as the majority of respondents called for GOP lawyer Harmeet Dhillion to replace Ronna McDaniel as party chair.

Turning Point Action conducted a straw poll on Dec. 19, which polled 1,150 participants. The straw poll came after members of Turning Point Action’s leadership endorsed Dhillon in her bid for GOP chair.

According to the results, shared exclusively with Fox News Digital, 65% of respondents “strongly disapprove” of the job McDaniel is doing leading the RNC, and just 1.6% of respondents said they “strongly approve.”

Participants were then polled on who they believe should run the party, giving the options of McDaniel, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell or Harmeet Dhillon, CEO of the Center for American Liberty and co-chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

The poll results said 57.6% voted in favor of Dhillon taking over the chairmanship of the RNC, 31% voted for Lindell, 1.7% voted for McDaniel, and 9.7% said they are “unsure” or have “no opinion.”

Got that? Mike Lindell of MyPillow has more support for the RNC chair than McDaniel. What McDaniel has is the support of the establishment.

The Hill reports:

Four RNC finance chairs back McDaniel in leadership race

Four Republican National Committee (RNC) finance chairmen have endorsed Ronna McDaniel’s bid to stay on as party chairwoman, defending her fundraising track record and relationships with donors as she seeks to fend off a leadership challenge.

Duke Buchan III, the current finance chair, and former finance chairs Todd Ricketts, Ray Washburne and Ron Weiser wrote to the 168 RNC members to express their support for McDaniel, according to letters obtained by The Hill.

The letters highlight McDaniel’s relationships with RNC donors and her efforts during her six years as chairwoman to build a fundraising infrastructure. McDaniel is seeking a fourth term as chairwoman, but she has faced criticism from the right over the party’s election performance and its spending.

Mark Levin is more in touch with conservative grassroots than financial officials at the RNC and has clarified his position.

Republican voters are calling for change. The RNC would be wise to listen.


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Subotai Bahadur | December 21, 2022 at 6:16 pm

You have to understand that to the GOPe, the wishes and opinions of party members or the general public mean bupkis compared to monetary, family, and financial connections to those in power. The very last thing the GOPe wants is someone running things that wants to try to defeat their Democrat masters.

Subotai Bahadur

    Ghostrider in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | December 21, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    What you are saying is true but Ronna is an ineffective leader. She can raise funds but she also spends lavishly on herself and her inner circle.

    Ask Kari Lake what she thinks of Ronna’s job performance? RINO Ronna is pathetic

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Ghostrider. | December 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

      I am in no way saying she is effective at anything but losing. Just that losing is something that the GOPe wants to do, plus they are Nomenklatura and we are mere Deplorables. So they will ignore us.

      Subotai Bahadur

      McDaniels can exit in comfort, knowing the other two McLosers remain in power to destroy America by their treachery and incompetence: McConnell and McCarthy.

      Either way, both McConnell and McCarthy are probably so compromised by corruption, they’re too deep to ever get out of the muck.

    The party base is NOKD* to Swampublicans like McDaniel.

    *”Not Our Kind, Dear”

Bitch McConnell was rejected as well but the RINO crew didn’t care.

The same thing will happen here. They’ll either keep Romney’s niece in power, or make a big show of removing her and putting up a so-called ‘moderate’ who magically wins.

The GOP is beyond saving at this point, and I honestly think the US might be as well.

The Democrats have taken complete control and Bitch McConnell is busy BRAGGING about how much pork he got to sell conservatives out again.

Well, you only blow a fundamentals slam-dunk like the last election if you’re trying to. In case that wasn’t clear, progress, like getting voted in, was made by outsider n insurrection candidates, and people working outside the RNC.

Seems like many people think the mission is to win elections and enact policy, vs. to siphon off money by losing. I wonder which cohort wins, in the end?

Someone from the DC insider brigade of the top establishment is gotta be the designated sacrifice for the midterms. Doesn’t appear to be McConnell or McCarthy so McDaniel may be it.

Sure they’d rather not offer up someone but if they don’t then they are risking consequences. Small donors also volunteer and vote. If they get PO enough then they stop donations and volunteering. If they get really PO they stay home and don’t vote. All three of those risk far more people than McDaniel losing their phoney baloney jobs.

Rupert Smedley Hepplewhite | December 21, 2022 at 7:12 pm

We have enough Romneys in office.

And she will still win

Just like Biden and Fetterman, Hobbs

The fix is in
I would like Mike Lindell personally

So can we start a new RNC if she is cheated in?

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | December 21, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Gotta call it something else but sure you can try creating a new political party. There are incredibly difficult headwinds though. The main one is ballot access. Most States require a bunch of signatures to be on the ballot at all which is much easier for an established party organization to provide.

    Once on the ballot the candidates gotta get a % usually 5% in a statewide election to retain automatic ballot access. You’ve probably seen the signature drive for the Green party in TX over the last several years. Libertarians have had ballot access in TX for a couple decades.

      henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | December 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm

      Libertarians had it in Arizona until about five years ago, when the Republicans valved it off hard by requiring nomination petition signature counts based on percentage of votes cast in general, rather than percentage of votes cast for Libertarian candidates.

      gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | December 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

      A new RNC not a new party maybe blow up the present RNC

        CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | December 22, 2022 at 12:52 am


        Gonna have to create it from scratch and get a new name. Unless ordinary people are willing to do the very difficult work to reform the RNC from the bottom up. That’s a bigger commitment than most folks are willing to sign up to do.

        It means finding trustworthy people to run for precinct Capt to County Chairs to State Party officials. Then everyone else has to provide the support they need to win against the establishment candidates for those party offices. Multi year effort required, lots of time, effort and money for a cause that may fail.

        It can be done but most r voters aren’t interested in putting forth the effort required. They would rather moan about how bad things are and hope a white knight is coming to save them. No one is coming and no one is going to do it for us.

        Whether reform of the existing r party or building a brand new party out of the ashes of a destroyed r party most people simply don’t want it bad enough to do the very heavy lifting required to see it done. Very sad but very true. People lose interest, give up entirely, betray their commitment or abandon the party. That is in large part why the establishment prevails, they outlast the reformers who are too often eventually abandoned by the bulk of the registered r.

      Dimsdale in reply to CommoChief. | December 22, 2022 at 7:45 am

      Better still, make the Dems split into multiple parties, like the Socialists and the Liberal wing.

      Divide and conquer.

        CommoChief in reply to Dimsdale. | December 22, 2022 at 10:18 am

        The d/prog tribal fissures are already under strain. There’s only so many elected and appointed positions and each tribe wants what they perceive as their fair share. Not enough to go around.

        Look at academia; lots of boomer age white progressives/liberals with tenure. The younger faculty is way more ‘diverse’. The younger gen x and gen z want to be department chair and Deans but old white liberals are in those seats for the most part.

        So when a seat becomes vacant who gets it? Another white guy, nah. Do they choose the LGBT black female or the progressive Hispanic? How about an Asian? Don’t forget religious minorities. The same tension exists in govt positions. IMO, the d/prog coalition will tear itself apart as the members compete by tribe against each other.

          “”d/prog coalition will tear itself apart””

          I wish you were right, but the left has been far more successful in herding their cats than the right ever will be.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | December 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm


          Look at CA. The tension between the competing tribes for which tribe would have their member be appointed Senator to replace Harris. IMO, the bad blood that created is one reason DiFi hasn’t resigned; it would require Newsome to choose again and risk PO one or more of the tribes.

          The LA Council drama shows this tension. The recent insanity with a proposal for reparations is gonna end badly. CA wasn’t a slave State as part of the US. The native tribes, some of who’s descendents live in CA were actually effed over in CA, first by the Spanish then by the Anglos who effed over the Mexicans who had effed over Spain.

          Every tribe has effed over another tribe at some point, some tribes more than others and holding a diversity olympics to try and figure it out is gonna open old wounds best left alone. No tribe will be satisfied and all tribes will be PO over the result and have a new excuse to bitch about.

          That crap is part of the d/prog DNA and having created a cobbled together coalition of tribal grievance hustlers they can’t expect to reward one tribe and it go in remarked by the other tribes who want their cut of the pie. The problem is there isn’t a big enough pie but the d/prog raised expectations and now won’t be able to deliver on the expectations they stupidly created.

          Chief, I don’t disagree that there’s significant tension between the tribes, but the Dems always seem to find a way to split up the loot to keep everybody in their teepees, if not satisfied with their spot on the totem pole.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | December 23, 2022 at 10:38 am


          Only one person can be appointed Senator if DiFi didn’t finish her term. The reparations boondoggle will be a fiasco. There’s not enough $ to pay for it and it’s limited to one tribe.

          There’s a bigger issue that is bubbling up. Latinos v Black within the d/prog coalition. Lots of Blacks have been loyal soldiers waiting their turn to get the patronage job or political office. Latinos are a much bigger % of the population and want their cut.

          Both tribes can’t get what they believe is their due. Add in Asians to that mix. Add in the LGBT tribe. Add women v men tribes. Then add in the hurt egos and ill will from the normal rough and tumble of politics. See the LA Council for examples.

          IMO, the d/prog coalition is unsustainable. They can’t hold together a coalition based on tribal grievances where each tribe demands their cut of the pie. There isn’t enough pie to give each tribe the portion the tribes demand.

        henrybowman in reply to Dimsdale. | December 22, 2022 at 2:37 pm

        Ds are hivers. The only way to split a hive is to generate a competing queen. And the workers take care not to cultivate new queens unless the incumbent is failing.
        (This is where the analogy breaks down, as the Ds have discovered how to continue to operate a hive with a moribund queen.)


Do not look at Ronna Romney McDaniel being wrongly treated with sins of the father(uncle) but more as the rotten apple does not fall far from the tree.
-Mr EntryReqrd

Mike Lindell?

    txvet2 in reply to diver64. | December 22, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    He’s already taking shots at DeSantis, implying that the Florida election was tainted. It doesn’t matter which candidate he personally prefers, the job is to support the candidates the party membership selects, not put his thumb on the scales. IF Trump were the acclaimed 2024 candidate, then there might be some argument for putting a cultist in the RNC job, but that is clearly not the current situation.

RINO leadership is why the GOP keeps losing.

Personally, I think she could be replaced by an ATM. I’m a lot more curious about the sudden silence on LI about the Speaker race.

mcdaniel is a uniparty soldier appointed to maintain the status quo. dems/rinos get rich siphoning off the wealth of the middle class. This is to be be expected as she is the niece of corporate raider/bain capitol fraudster Uncle mittons (mitt romney). It’s a huge racket, with plenty of GOPe and dems getting rich (mitch mcconnell married his ccp spy handler, for example). The corruption runs deep, is “state” sponsored by (alpha-bet agencies) and the sooner you all wake up to it, the sooner we can end it.