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RNC Launches Tactical ‘Review’ After Midterm Flop

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The Republican National Committee is launching a “review” of the party’s tactics after the party’s below-expectations performance in November’s midterm elections.

The committee, which will be composed of RNC members, should have its findings in the first half of 2023, Politico reported. Mississippi RNC committeeman Henry Barbour and California committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon will lead the review, expected to begin after the Dec. 6th Georgia senate runoff.

A separate “Republican Party Advisory Council” will be formed to bring new voices into the party to help improve minority and suburban female outreach, Politico reported.

Members of the council will include former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Alabama Sen.-elect Katie Britt, Texas Rep.-elect Monica De La Cruz, Michigan Rep.-elect John James and former Arizona senate candidate Blake Masters, according to Politico. (RELATED: How The GOP Establishment Made An Avoidable Mistake In The Midterms)

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, meanwhile, issued the following statement: “As we assess the midterms and plan for 2024, we are gathering a diverse range of respected leaders in our movement to join together and help chart a winning course in the years to come. I am thrilled that this talented group of Republicans will be shoulder to shoulder with us as we work to grow our party, hold Democrats accountable, and elect Republicans,” Politico added.

It comes as McDaniel potentially faces a leadership challenge from New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, who received national attention for running a closer-than-expected gubernatorial campaign in his home state. Zeldin said in an email he is “very seriously” considering running for RNC Chair, Politico previously reported.

She is also receiving a leadership challenge from MyPillow CEO and close Trump ally Mike Lindell, Axios reported. Lindell announced his challenge to Steve Bannon on Monday.

McDaniel received the endorsement of 100 committee members in an open letter, more than the majority needed to win another term. The election will take place during the committee’s winter meeting early next year.