The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.
History The 1856 Republican National Convention appointed the first RNC. It consisted of one member from each state and territory to serve for four years. Each national convention since then has followed the precedent of equal representation for each state or territory, regardless of population. From 1924 to 1952, there was a national committeeman and national committeewoman from each state and U.S. possession, and from Washington, D.C.. In 1952, committee membership was expanded to include the state party chairs of states that voted Republican in the preceding presidential election, have a Republican majority in their congressional delegation (U.S. representatives and senators), or have Republican governors. By 1968, membership reached 145. As of 2011, the RNC has 168 members.
The only person to have chaired the RNC and later become U.S. president is George H.W. Bush. A number of the chairs of the RNC have been state governors.
In 2013 the RNC began an outreach campaign toward American youth and minority voters, after studies showed these groups generally perceived that the Republican Party did not care about their concerns.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Alabama Republican Party is the state affiliate of the national Republican Party in Alabama. It is the dominant (or majority) political party in Alabama. The state party is governed by the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. Most of the committee's more than 300 members are elected in district elections across Alabama. Members are elected in the Republican Primary once every four years with the next scheduled election for the committee being on June 3, 2014.
The Alabama Republican Executive Committee has several important functions. It is responsible for electing the State Chairman every two years as well as all other officers who run the day-to-day operations of the party. The committee sets election rules for the state party and has oversight responsibilities over all county parties. The Committee also elects The National Committeeman (Paul Reynolds since 2008) and National Committeewoman (Vicki A. Drummond since 2012) to serve on the Republican National Committee from Alabama. Once every four years the committee selects the GOP slate for U.S. Presidential Electors and chooses alternate delegates to the GOP National Convention.
Terry Lathan of Mobile is the Chairperson of the Alabama Republican Party. Former Chairpersons include State Senator Bill Armistead of Shelby County, Former State Rep. Mike Hubbard (R–Auburn) who did not seek re-election as Chairman. Following the November 2010 election Hubbard became the first Republican Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives since Reconstruction. The longest serving chairman in state party history was Claude O. Vardaman of Birmingham who held the post for twenty years from 1942-1962. The first female chairman was Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh of Montgomery.
Mission: The Jefferson County Republican Party exists to elect and re-elect Republicans to office while seeking to maintain the highest standard of ethics. The Jefferson County Republican Party works with the Alabama Republican Party along with like-minded men and women to make a positive impact on our county and the State of Alabama. Our County Party’s mission is to increase the visibility of the Republican Party while increasing the Republican base vote and by deepening party loyalty and effectively communicating conservative principles and the great benefits derived from those principles, to the general public. The County Chairperson is Sallie Bryant
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