Harmeet Dhillon for RNC Chair?

The 2022 election was not good to the GOP.  Nor was 2020.  After four years as Republican National Committee Chair, Ronna McDaniel has been an OK Chair.  Now she has two significant opponents.  Former Congressman Lee Zeldin and Harmeet Dhillion, the National Committeewoman from California.  You all know Harmeet—you see her almost on a daily basis on Fox News, especially on the Laura Ingraham Show.  Dhillon is also known as the attorney that has represented churches and individuals harmed by COVID regulations.

This could be an interesting race.  For all the years I have known Harmeet, while she is a conservative, she is not a conservative policy leader.  Instead she has represented our values and principles on TV and in Court.  This is a race to watch.

“Dhillon is a Fox News regular whose law firm has represented several top MAGA officials, including Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake as well as Trump in his dealings with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. She has argued that there were major problems in the 2020 election and that the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago was “purely” political.

She said in her statement that “tens of thousands of Republicans have contacted me in recent weeks about the future of the party, demanding that we make changes in order to fulfill our only function of electing Republicans nationally.”

Ronna McDaniel set to get new opponent for RNC post

A potential run by Harmeet Dhillon would represent the most serious threat to the current chair to date.

ALEX ISENSTADT, Politico,  12/4/22

Ronna McDaniel is about to draw a challenge to her post as Republican National Committee chair.

Harmeet Dhillon, a RNC committeewoman whose firm represents Donald Trump, is prepping a bid for party chair, according to two people familiar with her planning. Dhillon has been talking with fellow RNC members about a prospective run, and those close to Dhillon say a formal launch could come within the next few days.

“After three successive terms of underwhelming results at the polls for the GOP, all the while with leaders congratulating ourselves for outstanding performance, I feel that we owe it to our voters to have a serious debate about the leadership of the party and what we must change to actually win in 2024,” Dhillon said in a statement.

A Dhillon candidacy would mark the most serious challenge to McDaniel to date. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who ran an unsuccessful bid for New York governor, has also said he is considering a bid, though he has yet to declare his candidacy. Mike Lindell, the MyPillow executive and Trump backer who has risen to prominence through his denial of the 2020 election outcome, has launched a longshot campaign for the post.

The committee’s 168 members will hold a vote to determine the RNC chairmanship at the committee’s annual winter meeting, which is set to be held in late January in Dana Point, Calif. A McDaniel representative declined to comment on Dhillon’s anticipated candidacy.

McDaniel, who has been RNC leader since 2017 and would be the longest-serving chair in more than a century should she be reelected to a fourth term, may be tough to unseat. Her allies say she has already received commitments of support from more than 100 members — more than the majority of votes she would need. On Friday, McDaniel received an endorsement from David Bossie, an influential Maryland RNC committeeman once seen as a potential contender for the chairmanship. Trump himself has not endorsed.

People close to Dhillon, however, insist that McDaniel’s support is soft and that she could win over those who are unhappy with the party’s disappointing showing in this year’s midterms.

Dhillon is a Fox News regular whose law firm has represented several top MAGA officials, including Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake as well as Trump in his dealings with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. She has argued that there were major problems in the 2020 election and that the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago was “purely” political.

She said in her statement that “tens of thousands of Republicans have contacted me in recent weeks about the future of the party, demanding that we make changes in order to fulfill our only function of electing Republicans nationally.”

Dhillon is a longtime conservative activist, having served as chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association and as a former chair of the San Francisco Republican Party.

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Comments

  1. Up until recently (when it was determined there is money to be made off of it) Harmeet claimed vociferously that there was absolutely no election fraud happening in California. I’d like a chair who was solidly behind election integrity, now that CA election laws and techniques are sweeping the nation.

    • How about we get Mitt Romney’s Kinfolk outta there. He’s a pile of garbage and so is she. They dont care about the Republicans, they are controlled opposition.

  2. Totallyfedup says

    I vote for Harmeet.Dhillon.
    Until the 2020 election proved the election fraud in many states, MOST of us wanted to believe our elections were honest. But now that too many uninformed voters keep voting for crooked democrats that keep using the outdated claim of emergency Covid voting rules in place, Harmeet is right in saying we ALL need to play by these new crooked rules.
    The 2024 election will probably see democrats paying thousands of mules to find, steal, or make up last minute mail in ballots, as many that are needed to ensure a win.
    California is the master training ground for election fraud.
    NOTHING WILL GET BETTER UNTIL PEOPLE STOP VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS.

  3. Harmeet is sharp and motivated, two things the RNC leadership has been lacking for a long time. An overly aggressive DNC has been eating our electoral lunch for decades. Past time to clean house and start over.

  4. Colleen Waugh says

    I would vote for Harmeet Dhillon. I have seen her on Tv, in person, in zoom meetings, etc. and I always like what she says. I would hope she will be as tenacious as she is when she is giving a speech, helping promoting the GOP and fighting for people’s civil liberties. I think she has what it will take to turn the RNC around.

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