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RNC Elects New Leadership Board

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On Friday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) elected Michael Whatley and Lara Trump as its new chair and co-chair.

Speaking to RNC members, Whatley vowed that the organization “will be focused like a laser on getting out the vote and protecting the ballot.”

“In less than eight months, we are going to determine the fate of not only the United States but of the entire world,” he said. “And this body, the RNC, is going to be the vanguard of a movement that will work tirelessly, every single day to elect our nominee Donald J. Trump as the 47th president of the United States, flip the Senate, expand our majority in the House of Representatives.”

Whatley previously served as chair of the North Carolina GOP and RNC general counsel.

Lara Trump will serve as co-chair and will have a major focus on fundraising.

Speaking to RNC committee members on Friday, Lara said the RNC had already received a check for $100,000 and pointed to the importance of fundraising and encouraging early voting, something that the GOP has at times struggled to rally around.

“We’ve got to play the game a little bit differently. We have to encourage people to do things like early voting,” she said. 

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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