RPV Chair John Whitbeck thought Ronna Romney McDaniel would be the next RNC chair. Looks like he was right, she is Trump’s first choice for RNC chair. McDaniel is Mitt Romney’s niece and Michigan Party Chair.
Republicans carried Michigan for the first time since 1988 with Trump winning Michigan by 10,704 votes. A few weeks ago Green Party candidate Jill Stein instituted a recount of Michigan’s 4.8 million votes. On Wednesday a federal judge halted that recount. Trump has officially won Michigan and Jill Stein has conceded there will be no recount.
Ronna McDaniel is Reince Priebus’s choice to follow him into the Chairmanship of RNC. From the Hill.com,
McDaniel is the favored choice of current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, according to two sources with direct knowledge of Priebus’s thinking. Trump has told Priebus that he wants him to take responsibility for ensuring the RNC is put into safe hands under his presidency.Priebus knows he’s going to have his hands full as the incoming White House chief of staff. So, according to a source familiar with his thinking, he wants his replacement to be somebody that he trusts and who knows their way around the committee.