Monday, February 23, 2015

Who Will Replace Romney At The RNC?


 By Brandon Hall   
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With Ronna Romney McDaniel's election to the position of MIGOP Chair, delegates were buzzing about who might replace her when the newly elected State Committee meets next. (She told the Detroit Free Press this weekend she is resigning FROM THE RNC-not as Chair-immediately.)

Per the RNC's gender rule, her replacement must be a woman.

Here are some names that were mentioned:

Linda Lee Tarver
Wendy Day
Kelly Mitchell
Terri Lynn Land
Julie Calley
Marian Sheridan
Kim Shmina
Mary Whiteford
Jan Peabody
Cindy Duran

Also as of this week-Sharon Wise
Judy Schwalbach
Jennifer Helmer
Theresa Mungioli 
Betsy DeVos 
Cindy Gamrat

Stay tuned... As of Tuesday night, Kathleen Berden and Isabelle Terry were the only declared candidates.

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. If Wendy Day won the RNC Committeewoman position, she'd have to step down as Grassroots Vice Chair. Since she just won that position, it seems a bit unlikely that she'd want to vacate it so quickly.

  2. so sure that Mary Sears is done with the MRP or you just ignoring her?