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ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 25: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks to volunteers making phone calls seeking support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his Arlington Victory Center October 25, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 25: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks to volunteers making phone calls seeking support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his Arlington Victory Center October 25, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)  

Despite losses, emails show RNC members lauding Reince Priebus

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Despite Republican losses at the polls, members of the Republican National Committee are privately lauding RNC chairman Reince Priebus for strengthening the party’s national organization as he ponders another two-year term.

The Daily Caller obtained internal emails among members that appear to suggest that Priebus would have strong support if he decides to run again.

“There’s work to be done, even here in Red Nebraska, but we’re confident it will get done with Reince at the helm,” Mark Fahleson, the chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party, wrote in a mass email chain to the 168-members of the RNC on Thursday.

“We need you to reload right along with the rest of us,” Henry Barbour, the Mississippi national committeeman wrote on Thursday, addressing Priebus. “Here’s to a mid-term sweep in 2014.”

Last week, Priebus told TheDC he is considering another term. “Just spending a few days with the family and will likely make a decision within a week or two,” he said.

A RNC spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment on Thursday.

Miriam Hellreich, the Hawaii national committeewoman wrote on Wednesday that Priebus has “done an outstanding job as our RNC Chairman.”

“We all look forward to working with you to continue to build our party organization in all states and territories,” Hellreich wrote. “Thank you for the tremendous energy and commitment it took to do this job. Aloha.” (RELATED: RNC chairman to decide soon on re-election)

“I totally agree,” Kirby Wilbur, the Washington state GOP chairman wrote. “Reince was and is the right man at the right time in the right place.”

John Sigler, the Delaware chairman, wrote that Priebus has “done a fantastic job.”

“The work that you and your team have done and the things that you and they have accomplished are truly incredible,” he wrote. “Thank you!”

“I would like to personally thank you, along with many of my fellow GOP friends in CA, for all that you have done and I look forward to an opportunity to work with you again toward future success for the GOP,” wrote Linda Ackerman, a national committeewoman from California.

Matt Pinnell, the chairman of the Oklahoma GOP, started the email chain by sending a Washington Post opinion article that included praise of Priebus.

“As we discussed on our conference call yesterday, we are all very thankful for a standout like Reince leading this Committee,” Pinnell wrote. “It’s clear from this article that those nationally have taken notice too. Well done again, Chairman. We still own this country, and we can still take it back. Onward.”