Priebus taps major GOP fundraisers for RNC transition
January 21st, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Priebus taps major GOP fundraisers for RNC transition

(CNN) - Newly-elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is enlisting three of the GOP's top moneymen to help the beleaguered organization repair its relationships with some of the party's biggest donors.

A source close to the committee told CNN that Priebus is set to announce a new RNC "Transition Finance Team" to be chaired by Sam Fox, Al Hoffman and Ron Weiser – three elite figures in the Republican donor community.

Fox, the founder of a Missouri-based investment firm and former ambassador to Belgium, was a top bundler for both of George W. Bush's campaigns for president. He served as a top finance official at the RNC under former chairman Michael Steele until last April, when he quit amid ongoing turmoil at the committee.

Hoffman, a Florida developer, is a former RNC finance chairman and served as ambassador to Portugal during the Bush administration.

Weiser is a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and served under Bush as ambassador to Slovakia.

The team will huddle at RNC headquarters in Washington next Tuesday along with some of the nation's top GOP fundraisers to lay the groundwork for the 2012 election cycle and figure out how to retire over $21 million in debt left over from the Steele era.

Priebus is already hard at work re-filling RNC coffers, however. In a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday, the chairman secured over half a million in contributions from donors.


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  1. Gil

    Reince, we are so glad you went to Washington so you can ruin the republican party there rather than back here in Wisconsin. The repulsive belong in Washington so America can see the mess they will try to make! How any intelligent person with a brain and independent thought could have voted in the robots who want undo all that is helping America and Americans I will never know!

    January 21, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |