Ronna McDaniel is about to receive a new challenger for her Republican National Committee chair: activist and attorney Harmeet Dhillon.
Harmeet Dhillon, a RNC committeewoman whose firm represents Donald Trump, is prepping a bid for party chair, according to two people familiar with her planning. Dhillon has been talking with fellow RNC members about a prospective run, and those close to Dhillon say a formal launch could come within the next few days.
“After three successive terms of underwhelming results at the polls for the GOP, all the while with leaders congratulating ourselves for outstanding performance, I feel that we owe it to our voters to have a serious debate about the leadership of the party and what we must change to actually win in 2024,” Dhillon said in a statement.
Dhillon is not the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring to challenge sitting RNC chair Ronna McDaniel. In November My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell announced he would be seeking the RNC Chairmanship, claiming McDaniel has “failed in her leadership,” adding that the party needs “a new input to get a different output.”
Although he hasn’t yet announced, Congressman Lee Zeldin–who ran a strong-but-unsuccessful campaign for New York Governor this year–is reportedly considering a run for the seat as well. In a tweet on Sunday, Zeldin said he would be announcing his decision later this week.
The RNC’s 168 members are scheduled to hold a vote to determine the chairmanship late January.