Washington (CNN) – Despite a rough election for the GOP, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is seeking re-election and Friday reached out to state Republican officials across the country asking for their support, sources familiar with the conversations told CNN.
Several officials familiar with the process said they think as of now Priebus has enough support to win.
Washington (CNN) – As a major review by the Republican National Committee of what went wrong, and right, in the 2012 election gets underway, we may soon learn if the party committee's chairman will run for a second term.
RNC officials tell CNN that by the end of next week Reince Preibus will probably make a decision on whether he runs or not for another two years as chairman of the party committee. The RNC will hold its election for chairman in January.
(CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus characterized a recent series of gaffes made by Republicans - concerning rape and, more recently, race - as “small brush fires” that add up to a distraction from the main issues of the election.
“You want people to be disciplined, and obviously if people misspeak and they cause, for no apparent reason, small brush fires on their own, that’s a distraction. But, overall, this is still an election about the economy,” Priebus told CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” on Sunday.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee chairman took to Mitt Romney's defense Thursday, saying the GOP presidential nominee has been unwavering on his position about abortion this cycle.
"I see the flap over this Des Moines Register question. But… there's nothing there there," Reince Priebus said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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(CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he's not concerned that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will tip the scales in November.
"In fact, I see that it's almost a nonfactor," Priebus said on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee chairman continued to downplay debate expectations for the GOP ticket Sunday, this time setting the stage for the upcoming showdown between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
"I think people realize that Joe Biden is a gifted orator. He's very good at rhetoric. And I think he's very relatable," Priebus said on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - The Republican Party of Iowa announced Wednesday that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be a keynote speaker at their annual Ronald Reagan dinner next month, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
The announcement from the Iowa Republicans described McDonnell as a "top" surrogate for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Iowa is considered a battleground state in the race for the presidency.
(CNN) – The Republican National Committee chairman on Sunday said Mitt Romney could have had a better week, but he hit President Barack Obama for not being serious enough on the campaign trail.
Reince Priebus described the emergence of secretly recorded video featuring Romney making controversial comments at a May fund-raiser as a "defining" moment.
(CNN) - The leaders of the Republican and Democratic Party committees on Monday made their battle lines clear in CNN interviews over whether the economy and Americans are now better off than they were when President Barack Obama took office.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, went as far as suggesting on CNN's "The Situation Room" that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not care about those who are struggling economically, but rather about his own electoral prospects.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – An adviser to Mitt Romney said Monday that Tropical Storm Isaac, currently on track to become a category 2 hurricane and make landfall in Louisiana early Wednesday, would not drastically affect the tone of the long-planned Republican National Convention, though he acknowledged steps would be taken to make note of the potential disaster.
"I don't think this is really going to change much of what we are going to do," Romney Senior Adviser Russ Schriefer said on a conference call meant to provide a programming update on the Republican National Convention. No schedule changes were made, though Schriefer previewed Tuesday evening's slate of speakers, saying the prime-time ten o'clock hour would exclusively feature Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is delivering the convention's keynote address.