Washington (CNN) – Calling for a “need to unify the RNC,” Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus officially jumped in the crowded race to replace Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday.
“For me, being State Chairman isn’t a title – it’s a mission,” Priebus wrote in an email to committee members and provided to CNN. “As Chairman of the RNC, I will assume that same laser focus. Less drama, more hard work, more results and more focus on winning. That is my pledge to you and I humbly ask for your support.”
Also Monday, Priebus filed papers with the IRS forming a 527 committee – “Reince for RNC Chairman” – allowing him to raise and spend money on his campaign.