RNC Chair Priebus re-elected

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Associated Press

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 26 at 12:04 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) has been elected to lead the Republican National Committee for another two years.

The 40-year-old RNC chairman ran unopposed in his bid for a second term, which begins less than three months after what most Republicans consider a disastrous election cycle. The GOP in November lost a competitive presidential election and gave up seats in the House and Senate.

The Republican National Committee membership voted overwhelmingly Friday to re-elect Priebus at their annual winter meeting in Charlotte, N.C. National committeeman Mark Willis of Maine tried to challenge Priebus but could not muster the backing of the three states needed to qualify for the ballot.

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