Duncan Enters RNC Chair Race

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Dec 10, 2008 7:09 AM
RNC Chair Mike Duncan has officially announced he is in the race.

Duncan Reelection Campaign Site

Following is the email that Duncan sent out to RNC Members this morning:

Dear (RNC Member)

The Republican Party faces some of the biggest decisions in its remarkable history.  Our path forward depends on bold, decisive leadership, input from Republicans across the nation, and most importantly, creativity and innovation that once again establishes the GOP as the Party of Ideas.

With that in mind, I am pleased to tell you that I am seeking re-election as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.  I have posted a special on-line message to RNC Members at www.MikeForChairman.com to share my vision and plan for the future of our Party.  I respectfully ask for your support and vote.

Despite one of the most challenging political climates our party has ever faced, we enjoyed some impressive achievements in the last election cycle.  Contrary to all predictions, we shattered fundraising records by attracting more donors than any other time in our history.  We made use of the most current and effective technology to spread our message, reach record numbers of voters, and produce a national convention that resulted in our presidential candidate receiving an 11-point bump in the polls.

And while the results of the presidential election were disappointing to all of us, we have already proven since the November election that we know how to win.  The RNC played a major role in the crucial victories of Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the run-off election in Georgia and congressional candidates Joseph Cao and John Fleming this past Saturday in Louisiana.  By helping carry Senator Chambliss across the finish line, we prevented the Democrats from achieving their dream of a liberal supermajority in the U.S. Senate.

I want to continue building on our success while creating innovative ways to involve Republicans across the country in our efforts.  I look forward to sharing more of my vision and plan for the Republican Party with you in the weeks to come.

Thank you for all you do for our party. Again, I would appreciate your vote for RNC Chairman.

With warm regards,

Mike Duncan