Dozens of Republican donors endorse Dhillon over McDaniel in intensifying RNC leadership race

The donors who signed the letter have given at least $14 million to the Republican Party since McDaniel took over the RNC in 2017.

Updated: January 11, 2023 - 3:44pm

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More than two dozen major GOP donors are collectively endorsed former Trump campaign adviser Harmeet Dhillon for Republican National Committee chairperson and calling for other group members to do the same.

"We are calling on members of the RNC to thank Ronna McDaniel for her service and to support the only RNC member seeking to succeed her, Harmeet Dhillon – a bold visionary with the energy and experience to retool the party for success in 2024 and beyond," the donors said in a letter Monday, published by Fox News.

Dhillon has also received endorsements from key committee members such as Morton Blackwell, founder of the Leadership Institute, a conservative training group.

The donors also said in their letter: "The Republican Party currently faces the most organized, radical, and weaponized Democrat Party the nation has ever seen. Despite this clear and present threat to our freedom, the highest levels of the Republican National Committee appear to be more focused on blaming others for their lack of leadership and lining the pockets of cherry-picked consultants than on winning elections."

The donors who signed the letter have reportedly given at least $14 million to the Republican Party since McDaniel took over the RNC in 2017.

Under McDaniel's leadership, Republicans lost the House in 2018, the presidency in 2020 and had an underwhelming performance in the 2022 midterms.

Dhillon told Fox that the RNC is "in a difficult situation," which she blamed on leadership refusing "to take responsibility for failures."

McDaniel's campaign spokesperson Emma Vaugn said RNC members support McDaniel "because of her unprecedented investments in the grassroots, election integrity, and minority communities, and for taking on Big Tech and the biased Commission on Presidential Debates."

McDaniel has said she has enough votes to win another term. 

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