Top 3 Submitted Candidate Names to Replace Reince Priebus – 12/30

The RNC Winter Meeting will run from Wednesday, January 23rd to the Saturday, January 26th at the Westin Hotel in uptown Charlotte, NC. During this meeting, the RNC will hold a vote for the new Chair of the Republican National Committee. At this time, NO ONE has announced that they will challenge current Chairman Reince Preibus.

We asked our visitors to submit names of potential candidates to challenge Reince Priebus and stated that we will work to contact these individuals and urge them to stand up! You responded and here are the 3 most submitted names to challenge and replace Reince Priebus:

Jim DeMintJim DeMint

Jim DeMint was voted as South Carolina’s 55th senator in 2004, and has been a tireless advocate for smaller government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and traditional values.

Senator DeMint has earned national acclaim for his work to end the system of earmarks and for stopping more than 10,000 wasteful pork projects.

In 2007, Senator DeMint fought for commonsense immigration reform and leading the effort to defeat the amnesty bill and calling on government to first secure our borders, enforce the laws already passed, and streamline the legal immigration system.

In 2012, just as Ronald Reagan had done more than 20 years prior, Senator DeMint delivered the keynote address to the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Although Senator DeMint was recently reelected, he has recently announced that he will be resigning that post in January 2013 to run the Heritage Foundation.  He has long been touted as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal and as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union.

The Senator and his wife Debbie, reside in Greenville, South Carolina and are the proud parents of four married children. They are also greatly enjoying their new role as grandparents.


Mark Willis

Maine’s Republican National Committeeman Mark Willis is a uniquely qualified person to re-unify and lead the Republican National Committee.

He is, among other things, on the Dennysville Maine School Board and is the GOP Town Chair as well as having been a national delegate to the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa.

Mr. Willis holds a Doctor of Law degree from George Mason School of Law, a Masters Degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He is able to converse in Spanish, French and German.

He internalized the concepts of conservatism and liberty and as well as loyalty, leadership, and duty during his years in the military, having served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a counterintelligence agent in both Haiti and Bosnia. He was a senior software engineer at the US Army Security and Intelligence Command (INSCOM), where he was an information technology liaison between INSCOM and the National Security Agency (NSA) and is currently an Applications Security Manager for a Fortune 100 Company.

Mark Willis is a strong proponent of restoring personal and economic liberty and freedom. He also advocates a limited federal government, and to that end, elimination of the TSA, the Departments of Education and Interior as well as the Environmental Protection Agency at the federal end and the Internal Revenue Service.

He believes that balancing the federal budget and then working diligently toward the goal of eliminating our 16 trillion dollar debt within ten years. He supports the work of those who wish to attain a strong defensive military, as opposed to the veritable “Department of War” we currently have.

Mr. Willis is fond of saying, “If we are truly the party of liberty, equality, and favoritism for none, then let’s start acting like it.”

Mark Willis and his wife, Violet, live with their two children on an Icelandic sheep farm in Down East Maine.


MSteeleMichael Steele

Michael S. Steele served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2009-2011. As Chairman Mr. Steele set a new direction for the Republican Party by actively engaging Americans in their local communities.

Under Mr. Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising over $192 million.

Additionally, after suffering devastating losses in 2006 and 2008, the GOP rebounded to win a majority in both the U.S. House and Senate on his watch in the 2010 election.

A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” Mr. Steele was the first African-American ever elected to statewide office in Maryland when he was elected that state’s Lieutenant Governor in 2003.

An expert on political strategy and election reform, he served as Chairman of GOPAC, and also held posts on the National Federal Election Reform Commission and the NAACP Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Reform.

He delivered major addresses at the Republican National Conventions in both 2004 and 2008, the latter being the venue where he coined the phrase ‘Drill Baby Drill.”

Mr. Steele has proven himself to be a skilled communicator and political analyst.

Mr. Steele, a corporate finance attorney who founded The Steele Group, a business and legal consulting firm, is also the author of the book “Right Now”, which is described as a call to arms for grassroots America in which Michael argues for a return to core conservative principles and the launching of an uncompromising campaign for limited government

Mr. Steele was raised in Washington, DC and spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood. In the end, however he chose a career in law. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Mr. Steele is married with 2 adult sons.


We will be working to contact these potential candidates, in the meantime if you have a suggestion please do not hesitate in using the online form below! Time is running out! 

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