It looks like I didn't quite call the GOP state chairman race close enough. The last couple of weeks Lisa seemed to pick up a fair number of votes to close the gap and it appeared that it was going to be closer than I previously predicted. But I would not have guessed it would have been this close. In any case, it's nice to have it over so we can move on to things like who's going to replace Randy Pullen as National Committeeman.
Well, after the convention, Randy held a meeting with the newly formed executive committee to discuss the issue. As promised, Randy submitted his resignation as a national committeeman that was accepted by the executive committee. The executive committee decided to form a sort of nominating committee composed of 1 representative from each congressional district totaling 8 members. The executive committee will work with county party chairman to select the representatives. This group of 8 representatives across the state will recommend and accept names of candidates for the position.
The ultimate process for selecting the national committeeman has yet to be worked out completely, but the plan is to have recommendations by February 15. Sometime in March a selection should be made.
We'll keep you posted when we learn more.
The next RNC meeting is in August, so whoever gets the nod should have some time to get ready.