August 14th, 2009
02:05 PM ET
5 years ago

GOP convention committee unveiled

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Mayors and community leaders looking for a piece of the next presidential contest now have a list of names of who to lobby if they are interested in hosting the Republican National Convention in 2012.

The Republican National Committee officially released its Site Selection Committee Friday, which is charged with choosing the host city for the convention that will ratify the GOP presidential nominee.

The Democratic National Committee has not yet named members of its site selection committee.

RNC Site Selection Committee members after the jump:

RNC Site Selection Committee Members

Holly Hughes, Michigan National Committeewoman (Committee Chairman)

Midwestern Region:
Kevin DeWine, Ohio Republican Party Chairman
Mary Buestrin, Wisconsin National Committeewoman
Alternate: Helen Van Etten, Kansas National Committeewoman

Northeastern Region:
John Frey, Connecticut National Committeeman
Virginia "Ginny" Haines, New Jersey National Committeewoman
Alternate: Betsy Werronen, District of Columbia National Committeewoman

Southern Region:
Alec Poitevint, Georgia National Committeeman
Cindy Costa, South Carolina National Committeewoman
Alternate: Ruth Ulrich, Louisiana National Committeewoman

Western Region:
Bruce Hough, Utah National Committeeman (Committee Co-Chairman)
Lilly Nuñez, Colorado National Committeewoman
Alternate: Randy Ruedrich, Alaska Republican Party Chairman

Source: Republican National Committee


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Susan

    Isn't it a little early? Guess the Repubs think that they will kill the health bill (they won't) and that in 2010 they will regain some seats (not going to happen, either.) Then they think that Americans will fall in love with Sarah Palin again (gag) and they'll be home free. Good luck with all of that, guys and gals...you betcha.

    August 14, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. Peggy - TX

    The GOP is increasingly irrelevant.

    As their constituency decreases they bolster the tactics that failed them in the last elect and will fail them in the next and the next. As they continue to kick out moderates and coalesce around the extreme-right winger they become more and more desperate in their selfish need to perpetuate their dwindling political power.

    Now the GOP is preying on the STUPID.

    They spent big $ to research the slogans that will resonate with STUPID people, and created bold-face lies that healthcare reform is a bad thing, when the only people that will be hurt are by reform are those few reaping the HUGE profits from the health Insurance Industry and the Pharmaceutical companies.

    August 14, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. gl, From Pittsburgh

    This is all the Repubicans have been doing since we elected them out of office. Party first and Country last.

    August 14, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Linda Va

    Save your money RNC. The DEMOCRATS will have proven that everything they have said is word and will be in the W.H another 4 years

    August 14, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Jimmy

    If the current trend for republicans keeps up – you know, their ineffectiveness, and their current hate fueled race baiting, they'll be able to hold their convention in the Walmart parking lot.

    August 14, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |