ebraska Republican Party Chairman Eric Underwood sent a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC) rescinding his endorsement of Ronna McDaniel’s reelection bid for the top spot.
“At this time, I rescind my endorsement of Chairwoman McDaniel,” he wrote in the letter first reported by the Post Millennial, adding that he will “not make any further public endorsement for any leadership level at the RNC.”
McDaniel has been met with resistance as she looks to run for a fourth two-year term as RNC chair after Republicans saw poor results last month in the midterm election.
“I have decided to bring the question of RNC Leadership to a vote of the elected members of the Nebraska Central Committee at our January 21st meeting,” Underwood indicated. “I will present a vote to the 166 SCC members as to their desire for RNC Chair & I will represent the will ‘of the people’ as such.”
“Let me be clear, if these next six weeks before our RNC 2023 Winter Meeting are about publicly declaring sides, earning favor, & the ‘loyalty’ to any leadership, OR choosing to fight for the people of Nebraska…I chose the people of Nebraska,” he added.
The Post Millennial noted that after Underwood ousted his predecessor Dan Welch from the position earlier this year, he wanted to be a “unifying figure” in Nebraska’s politics. The publication noted that Underwood’s letter came after the Nebraska GOP chair noticed that the right “is subjecting ourselves to a ‘relational’ political paradigm VERSUS a platform & values-based governance of our party.”
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