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              FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaking in Las Vegas. Ron Paul is exiting the political stage but his legions of rabble-rousing followers insist they are only getting started. Libertarian-leaning loyalists of the two-time Republican presidential candidate have quietly taken over key-state GOP organizations, ensuring future fights with the GOP’s establishment and laying the groundwork for a future presidential candidate.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
              FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaking in Las Vegas. Ron Paul is exiting the political stage but his legions of rabble-rousing followers insist they are only getting started. Libertarian-leaning loyalists of the two-time Republican presidential candidate have quietly taken over key-state GOP organizations, ensuring future fights with the GOP’s establishment and laying the groundwork for a future presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)   

Drama in RNC election as Ron Paul supporter makes run for chairman

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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.

On Thursday, Willis released an eight-point plan platform for his campaign:

 

1. Adherence to the 2009 Resolution in Support of Good Governance to put out RFP’s for all contracts over $100,000 while ensuring quality services from each agreement.

 

2. Repeal the RNC rules adopted in Tampa. They are cutting the grassroots out of the 2016 Presidential election cycle.

 

3. Re-establish the relationship with the GOP by encouraging a decentralized approach with more autonomy for state parties and adopting ideas from the bottom up.

 

4. Implementation of up-to-date technology systems is essential to victories and the chairman should be familiar to ensure efficiency.

 

5. Bring back those who have left the Republican Party. They deserve respect Independents and disillusioned Democrats should feel at home with the RNC.

 

6. Fight every single day for conservative values. Renew the spirit of self reliance and share the message that Conservatism is the only hope for American prosperity.

 

7. Hold the party leaders accountable. Party officials should not be allowed to reward political insiders with benefits given by Republican donors.

 

8. New management style. The RNC needs leadership aligned with honesty and integrity which listens to and encourages members to bring forth bold innovative ideas.

 

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