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Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus, born in 1972, is the current Chair of the Republican National Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party and as general counsel to the Republican National Committee. As RNC Chair, Priebus acts as an advocate for the Republican platform by speaking to the press, giving interviews, and appearing on Sunday morning talk shows to advance the Republican agenda. Since the current President is a Democrat, Priebus’ focus is on helping the Republican nominee win the general election by raising money, and energizing the party base.

As RNC Chair in an election year, Priebus’ job is heavily focused on the coming election. The RNC homepage contains numerous references to President Obama’s policies, along with quotes from Priebus detailing why he believes Gov. Mitt Romney should be elected in November. In other sections, the party platform is outlined, and revolved around strong national defense, lowering the corporate tax rate, and an opposition to “government health care” initiatives including the ACA. Since becoming RNC Chair, Priebus has focused on building a strong fund raising network for Republicans, and coordinating the 2012 Republican National Convention, which is being held in Tampa, Florida.