New York Republican Lee Zeldin moves closer to running for RNC chairman

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Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who performed strongly in the race for governor of New York, is “very seriously” considering running to lead the Republican National Committee (RNC) and remove current leader, Ronna McDaniel. to day.

Zeldin, who recently lost a gubernatorial campaign against New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D), is moving closer to running for RNC chair after sending an email to committee members on Thursday, according to Politics.

“It is time for our party to redesign, transform and transform the presidency in 2024, expand the number of Republican seats in Congress and elect the maximum number of downvotes nationwide,” Zeldin said in the post. “The Republican Party must do everything in its power to save America.”

As Breitbart News reported last week, Zeldin, who hosted one of New York’s closest gubernatorial races in 20 years, created significant advances for other GOP candidates across the state — including at least 10 seats in the House, including one in hands of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). ) Chairman Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY).

His performance in the meantime caused multiple people, such as elected officials and activists, to contact Zeldin asking him to run for president of the party.

Zeldin wrote in his email to RNC members:

Not only does the Republican Party have to compete in all 50 states and make sure we increase turnout within our base, but we also have to go out to all communities, no matter how blue they are, show up often, build relationships, and push our proposals . on education, upward economic mobility, housing, mental health, public safety and more.

“This means making sure people know what we stand for, not just what we’re against,” he added.

This comes as McDaniel, who is considered a close ally of former President Donald Trump, announced her candidacy for a fourth term in the position on Monday. A letter has already been circulated among committee members saying she already has enough support from over 100 members to secure another term, as only a simple majority is needed.

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel speaks in Newport Beach on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).

McDaniel led the RNC as Republicans expected a red wave in the meantime, despite barely winning a majority in the House and losing ground in the Senate. As Politics explained, the party in power during a midterm year typically performs strongly in midterm elections, especially with a president who has a low approval rating and skyrocketing inflation and crime.

Jacob Lucky is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write it down [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.