Republican National Committee

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is the organization that oversees political activities for the Republican Party, including (a) organizing the party's national convention, (b) developing its political platform, (c) coordinating campaign strategies, and (d) fundraising.

Each political area (states, U.S. possessions, District of Columbia) has a minimum of two representatives (one man, one woman). Some states qualify for additional members, based on previous election, by having (a) a Republican governor, (b) a majority in the state's congressional delegation, or (c) a Republican majority in the presidential election.

The RNC was founded in 1856 (2 years after the organization of the modern Republican Party) to aid in the, albeit unsuccessful, campaign of John C. Fremont, its first presidential nominee. Chairs for the RNC, elected by the members for ...

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