Lara Trump Unanimously Elected RNC Co-Chair

Craig Bannister | March 8, 2024
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After the Republican National Committee (RNC) elected a new chair on Friday, it went on to elect a co-chair with a familiar last name: Trump.

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of the Republican Party’s presumptive 2024 presidential nominee, Donald Trump, was elected RNC co-chair during the committee’s Spring meeting in Houston, Texas, following the election of RNC General Counsel Michael Whatley as chairman. Both votes were unanimous.

Upon their election, both Whatley and Trump promised to fight to ensure the integrity of the 2024 elections in November:

“Lara and I are steadfast in our commitment to get out the vote, protect the ballot, and elect Donald J. Trump and Republicans from coast to coast this November." – RNC Chairman Michael Whatley  

“As Co-Chair, I will be laser-focused on protecting our elections, ensuring that the RNC’s money is spent with maximum impact, and building out key capabilities to ensure that we win close races on the margins.” – RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump 

Whatley succeeds Ronna McDaniel, who stepped down after this week’s Super Tuesday primaries.