(RoyalPatriot.com )- Last Monday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced for some inexplicable reason that he was challenging Ronna McDaniel for chair of the Republican National Committee.
While appearing on “War Room” earlier this month, Lindell told podcaster Steve Bannon that a donor told him “everybody” wanted Lindell to be the head of the RNC. He claimed that he hadn’t heard “one negative” from any Republican donor about his entering the race, adding that he was “all in” and he would win.
And on December 9, Lindell made it official, saying in his statement that under Ronna McDaniel’s leadership, the Republican Party had “three failed elections.”
While there is discontent among some in the RNC with McDaniel’s leadership, most who have criticized the embattled chair have voiced support for challenger Harmeet Dhillon, a civil rights attorney and prominent member of the California GOP.
McDaniel’s supporters, however, maintain that she will easily win reelection.
A spokesperson for McDaniel’s reelection campaign claimed that over 100 of the 168 voting members of the RNC have already pledged their support for her reelection.
Meanwhile, Dhillon has said she currently has the backing of 50 members and expects that she will continue peeling support away from McDaniel.
Last week, RedState published a report highlighting McDaniel’s spending on travel and events as Chair of the RNC, bringing into focus what opponents describe as her mismanagement of the RNC’s finances.
McDaniel has denied the allegations, describing the RedState report as a “hit piece.”
In an interview on “War Room” last week, McDaniel told Steve Bannon that the majority of expenses highlighted in the RedState report “were in support of the White House and President Trump.” McDaniel accused Dhillon of using the report to “hurt the RNC” and “mislead” its voting members.
According to Politico, some prominent GOP donors are threatening to withhold money from the RNC if Ronna McDaniel remains Chair. Texas Republican donor Don Huffines, who stopped donating to the RNC years ago, said last week that he would reconsider donating again if Harmeet Dhillon takes over.