New RNC Deputy Chairman Talks to TH

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Mar 14, 2008 8:22 AM


Yesterday, I had a chance to interview Frank Donatelli -- the new Deputy Chairman of the RNC. 

Donatelli is a long-time movement conservative who was a YAFer (Young Americans for Freedom -- not to be confused with another top-notch organization -- Young America's Foundation). 

He organized the first several CPAC's, and also worked in three Reagan campaigns -- as well as in the Reagan Administration.  In short, Donatelli is a bona fide movement conservative.  The fact that John McCain elevated him to this important position is a very good sign that McCain realizes that personnel is policy.  The RNC will serve a vital purpose for the McCain campaign, including coordinating party efforts on voter contact and get-out-the-vote programs.