RNC Chairman Candidate Pre-Debate Interviews
The votes are in and Reince Priebus has been elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
As pro-life advocates in the political sphere, we must advance the Right to Life at every opportunity—that includes influencing a political party’s position on Life.
It was the influence and activism of SBA List members across the country that made it clear the pro-life grassroots expected a pro-life RNC chairman. Someone who is committed—both in principle and in operation—to promoting the pro-life agenda.
As we saw during Marjorie’s pre-debate Skype interview with him, Chairman Priebus is determined to advance the right to Life in his new leadership position. We look forward to working with him to advance pro-life candidates and the power of pro-life voters and activists in the next election cycle.
The election of a pro-life advocate as RNC Chairman has strong implications for the upcoming presidential election and for the candidate who will go up against the most pro-abortion President in our nation's history. This race showed that Americans are seeking authentic pro-life leaders at all levels — a fact that all potential candidates for the Republican nomination should take note of.
Watch SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser ask your questions at the debate!
Watch our pre-debate interview with the new RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus as well as our interviews with the other candidates!
Reince Priebus is the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He is a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, and the former General Counsel at the RNC. He has worked in the Wisconsin legislature as the Committee Clerk for the State Assembly Education Committee, a clerk for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Saul Anuzis has served as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party (2005-09), a member of American Solutions and Jack Kemp's 1988 presidential campaign, Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Dick Posthumus, Chairman of the Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee, and a member of the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee. He was most recently the Chairman of the RNC's Committee on Technology, as well as Michigan's National Committeeman to the RNC.
Maria Cino most recently served as Deputy Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. In this capacity, she was the RNC’s top political strategist and chief operating officer, overseeing operations of the Committee during the 2004 election cycle. During the 2000 cycle, Cino served as the Committee’s Deputy Chairman for Political and Congressional Relations, while also serving as the National Political Director for the Bush for President campaign in Austin, Texas.
Michael Steele is the current Chairman of the Republican National Committee, having been elected in January, 2009. Previously, Michael Steele was the chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, and in 2002 he was elected as Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor.
Ann Wagner is the former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (2005-09). She was most recently the Chairman of Roy Blunt's U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri. She serves as the Honorary Co-Chair of the American Freedom and Enterprise Foundation, and is a former two-term Co-Chair of the RNC, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, and local committeewoman in Lafayette Township, Missouri.