- Sputnik International
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Mitt Romney’s Niece Tapped to Chair US Republican National Committee

© AP Photo / Rogelio V. SolisMitt Romney plans to enter the presidential race again for 2016.
Mitt Romney plans to enter the presidential race again for 2016. - Sputnik International
The US Republican National Committee (RNC) has selected Mitt Romney’s niece, Ronna McDaniel, to replace Reince Priebus as the party's chairman, the RNC said in a press release.

This file photo taken on June 02, 2015, shows Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson addressing the World Gas Conference in Paris - Sputnik International
Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson to Step Down on January 1
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — McDaniel, whose uncle was being considered by Trump to be secretary of state until the real estate mogul picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, currently serves as the chair of the Republican Party in the US state of Michigan.

"I’m excited to have a highly effective leader in Ronna McDaniel as RNC Deputy Chair and I look forward to her serving as the Party’s Chairman in 2017," US President-elect Donald Trump is quoted as saying in the release on Wednesday.

The RNC Executive Committee is expected to officially approve her selection within the next few days, according to the release.

Priebus is leaving his position as chairman in order to serve as Chief of Staff in Trump's administration.

Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! https://telegram.me/sputniknewsint

To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала