WI GOP Chair Reince Priebus Enters RNC Sweepstakes

Guy Benson
Posted: Dec 07, 2010 8:44 AM
A third candidate has officially entered the race for the RNC's top spot:

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus entered the race to lead the Republican National Committee on Monday morning with a letter and a video to committee members...

A onetime ally of RNC Chairman Michael Steele and, until this past weekend, the committee’s general counsel, Priebus vowed that he would bring “[l]ess drama, more hard work, more results and more focus on winning” to the party.   Without mentioning Steele by name, the latest entrant in the RNC contest made clear how he would be different from the embattled chairman.

Priebus outlines his vision in a fairly compelling announcement video, which features testimonials from prominent Badger State Republicans who benefited from Priebus' leadership.  Watch for cameos from Senator-elect Johnson, Governor-elect Walker, and Rep. Paul Ryan:

UPDATE: Priebus has received a significant endorsement.  According to CNN, outgoing RGA Chairman Haley Barbour's nephew, Henry (a Mississippi committee member), is in the 'Pribus for RNC chair' camp.