Bernie Marcus Ditches Ronna, Endorses Harmeet Dhillon For RNC Boss

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At a glance

  • Bernie Marcus, one of the country’s foremost conservative donors, on Wednesday endorsed former Trump campaign adviser Harmeet Dhillon to lead the Republican National Committee.
  • The decision buy Marcus, a Home Depot cofounder, to endorse Dhillon deals a significant blow to Ronna McDaniel, the incumbent chairwoman who’s facing growing backlash for leading a disappointing performance the 2022 midterm elections.
  • Republicans won fewer seats in Congress than many experts predicted, leading many within the GOP to call for a change in party leadership.
  • Under McDaniel, Republicans also lost control of House in the 2018 election cycle and the White House in 2020.

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