Who is Ronna Romney McDaniel? 5 Things to Know About the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee
January 19, 2017
"The Republican National Committee has elected Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as its chairwoman, making her the first woman to hold the role in three decades. Romney McDaniel, 43, is a staunch Donald Trump supporter who comes from a dynastic political family. Trump hand-picked her for the role, according to The Associated Press, marking a break from the mostly male cabinet and senior staff he’s selected.
'For far too long, Democrats have hailed themselves as the party of women,' Romney McDaniel said. 'As Republicans, we know their so-called monopoly on being the party of women is false, and it is a mindset I intend to change.'
"Former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who’s now Trump’s chief of staff, said it’s time a woman held this leadership role. "She is the right woman to lead the RNC," he said
"...Mitt and Ronna aren’t the only politicians in the family. Her grandfather, George Romney, was governor of Michigan; her dad, Scott Romney, ran unsuccessfully for attorney general of Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press. And her mom, also named Ronna, ran for U.S. Senate twice in the ‘90s and lost. During one of the campaigns, Ronna, the daughter, served as her driver.
"Romney McDaniel was chair of the Michigan Republican Party, a post to which she was elected in 2015. Michigan went for Trump in the general election, marking the first time since 1988 that a Republican won the state. 'We might not agree on everything,' Romney McDaniel said in a speech after her election, 'but we can agree that seven years of liberal Obama policies have a destructive effect on our nation and we need to get a Republican in the White House through Michigan in 2016.'
"Romney McDaniel grew up in Michigan and went to Brigham Young University in Utah, where she studied English, according to the Northville (Michigan) Patch. (She lives in Northville.) In 2007, she moved back to Michigan with her husband, Patrick McDaniel, the president of an insurance company’s Detroit office, according to the Detroit Free Press. Together they have two children…
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