RNC Chair Reince Priebus, GOP Look to 2012

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reince Priebus holds up a gavel after he was elected to be the new chairman of the National Republican Committee during the RNC Winter Meeting January 14, 2011 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty)

Reince Priebus was elected the GOP's new chairman on Friday, replacing Michael Steele. He alreday has his sites set on the 2012 presidential election, and taking down Barack Obama. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent gives us some background on Priebus. And Ron Christie, CEO of Republican Christie Strategies and the author of "Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur," said on our show last week he thought the new leader would be Saul Anuzis or Maria Cino. He'll share his surprise with us about the choice of Priebus, and how he thinks it will shape the GOP.

Guests:

Ron Christie and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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