Lee Zeldin Not Running For RNC Chair But Says Ronna McDaniel Shouldn’t Seek Another Term

Lee Zeldin has announced that he will not run for the post of RNC chairman, but he has also said that Ronna McDaniel, the current chair, should not seek another term.

Republican voters are eager for new leadership after the lackluster results of the 2022 midterms.

Calls have grown for Zeldin to take the role since running a strong campaign for New York governor.

FOX News reports:

Lee Zeldin not running for RNC chair against Ronna McDaniel – for now

GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin, who came very close to upsetting Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul last month in the predominantly blue state of New York, announced on Wednesday that he’s holding off – for now – on running for Republican National Committee chair, in what would be a direct challenge to current RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.

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Zeldin, who’s been mulling an RNC chair bid for nearly a month, made his announcement on Twitter and in a statement.

“RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel should not run for a 4th term. I won’t be running for RNC Chair at this time with McDaniel’s reelection pre-baked by design, but that doesn’t mean she should even be running again. It’s time the GOP elects new leadership! It’s time for fresh blood!” Zeldin wrote.

Zeldin’s decision comes as Republicans continue to lick their wounds from a disappointing showing in the midterm elections, having failed to win control of the Senate, securing only a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives, and losing key governors races and control of a handful of state legislative chambers, in what was supposed to be a “Red Wave” election.

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See Zeldin’s tweets below:

Zeldin is right about McDaniel.

The party needs new leadership.


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