RNC to hold winter meeting in North Carolina
November 27th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC to hold winter meeting in North Carolina

(CNN) – Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, announced Tuesday the party will holds its annual winter meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, the same city where Democrats gathered for their national convention in September.

At the RNC meeting in January, the group will vote on the chairmanship position. Priebus has told members he intends to run for another term, and sources say he will likely win re-election despite the party's losses this cycle.

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Priebus began his tenure at the RNC in January 2011, taking the position from then-chair Michael Steele. A former head of the Wisconsin Republican Party, Priebus is credited as a successful fundraiser for the national group who has helped turn around the organization's management.

Unlike most states, North Carolina saw big Republican gains this cycle, most notably a blue-to-red flip in the presidential election. The GOP also picked up the governor's office and three House seats, and the state made headlines in May for passing a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

– Watch Priebus on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Luke,AZ

    I hope Mr. Priebus wins his re-election. Obama 2008,2012

    November 27, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    I suggest they discuss ways to include more than angry, old, rich white people in their party.

    November 27, 2012 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Btw, I'm white.

    November 27, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  4. Barbara; IL

    Reelecting Reince Preibus is one factor of what's wrong with the Replublican party. Michael Steele had much more success than Preibus, but they sent him packing. Republicans were slaughtered at the national level this election round, but they will keep Preibus? I don't think they get it. If the Republicans want my support and votes once again, they really need a major overhaul of personnel, candidates, and positions that are much more moderate and tolerant.

    November 27, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    "Preibus is credited for his successful fundraising" and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was fired because he couldn't raise money from the same Republicans. Oh my, I wonder why.

    November 27, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Looking for for work , will travel .

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

    November 27, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Reggie from LA

    Maybe because he is such a pliable megaphone that Wrench Previous will win?

    November 27, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. Squigman

    Winter meeting? With the drubbing they're going to take in 2014, they need to meet every season.

    November 27, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Thomas

    "Rand Paul warns of GOP becoming dinosaur, cites robotic squirrels "

    The Kentucky Aqua Buddha has spoken !

    November 27, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. charles bowen

    The Republican Party is the American Taliban... Why would anyone want to be a party to this Republican Obstructionist band of theives....Romney Said all that needed to be said about your party if truth does'nt matter to a republican money will do just fine....... Have A Nice Meet... Charles Bowen Solomon Stone

    November 27, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Will it be a group of angry, white, homophobic, xenophobic, bigoted right-wing radicals or will it be a group of angry, white, homophobic, xenophobic, bigoted right-wing radicals pretending to be moderate, tolerant and inclusive?

    November 27, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  12. Dan5404

    That will be the coldest winter meeting the GOP has ever had, and it won't be from the weathwe.

    November 27, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    I would take a guess that it's because this was the only "swing" state that the President didn't win. They are probably trying to figure out what they did right to suppress the vote in NC.
    Something they tried everywhere else but couldn't do it.

    November 28, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    No one will be there except Sheldon Adelson, trump, koches, Glenn bech, Karl Rowe, rush LIMBU, glover nor kist. Etc.,

    November 28, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |