Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told RNC members on Friday that he is running for a second term as head of the organization and said he'll make an official announcement after Thanksgiving. Here is the full letter sent to RNC members:
Dear RNC Members:
I want to thank you for granting me the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Republican National Committee over the past two years. It has, and continues to be an honor and a privilege to serve you and our Party.
The RNC has come a long way since the Chairman's election in January 2011. When we entered the building less than two years ago, we faced many difficult challenges. The RNC was over $22 million in debt with almost no cash on hand; much of our donor base lost confidence and stopped contributing to the RNC.
On day one, we quickly united behind our mission of electing and supporting Republican candidates up and down the ballot and began working together as a committee to get our Party back on track. We have accomplished a lot in the past 22 months, but obviously, there is much to do. We need to immediately assess and build our operations, get in the field and go on offense.
Through all of our hard work and focus we changed course and got our committee back on sound financial footing, breaking fundraising records, and restoring donor trust. We deployed a Republican ground game that was the strongest in history. We harnessed new technology and built upon our outreach efforts, reaching more voters and spreading the Republican message. However, there is still much more that needs to be done to strengthen and grow our Party, and to overcome new challenges we now face.
This past week many of you have reached out to me over the phone and by email, and I thank you for your support, encouragement, and commitment to our Party.
Source: Huffington Post | Jon Ward