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Priebus for Guv?

He’s super smart, a policy wonk, and generally nice guy, so he probably doesn’t stand a chance of winning.

Former state and national GOP Chair Reince Priebus has been talking with Wisconsin Republicans about a statewide bid in 2022, according to a source who’s spoken with him.


Politico reported this morning that Priebus was exploring a bid for guv in 2022.


But the source told that the conversations were sparked in part by people reaching out to Priebus about a statewide run. The source added the U.S. Senate could be an option, too, if Republican Ron Johnson doesn’t run for reelection.


“I think he’s more in the listening stage than a pitch stage,” the source said. “I think it’s more, ‘Why do you think I would be a good candidate? Why are you still looking for a candidate?’”

Priebus Endorses Vukmir

This is interesting.

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is endorsing state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the tough Wisconsin GOP Senate primary.

The backing from the former Republican National Committee chairman and one of the most noteworthy Republicans in Wisconsin is a big get for Vukmir, who is locked in an increasingly-harsh primary against Kevin Nicholson, a Marine corps veteran who is new to Republican politics.

Speaking on 1130 WISN radio in Wisconsin, Priebus, a former Wisconsin GOP chairman, lauded Vukmir as “constantly pushing a conservative agenda” and said she would match up well against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

“She was there every step of the way building what we built in Wisconsin,” Priebus said.

“She deserves credit but she’s highly qualified and without question the best choice for U.S. Senate.

In the one hand, this helps solidify the campaign as a battle of the “outsider” (Nicholson) versus the “establishment” (Vukmir). But Priebus is also a legendary fundraiser and his nod should help Vukmir raise funds.

Priebus Out

The dysfunction in the White House is damaging to Trump’s agenda and to the country.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump drove out his chief of staff on Friday, replacing Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in an explosive move that ends a turbulent six-month tenure.

“The President wanted to go a different direction,” Priebus told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” Friday evening. “A president has a right to hit a reset button. I think it’s a good time to hit the reset button. I think he was right to hit the reset button.”
“I’m always going to be a Trump fan,” Priebus said. “I’m on Team Trump and I look forward to helping him achieve his goals and his agenda for the American people.”
In his interview with CNN, Priebus repeatedly said he submitted his resignation to the President privately on Thursday. Yet throughout the day on Friday, sources close to him insisted that he was not resigning.
But around 5 p.m. ET, Trump made the announcement on Twitter just after landing on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.
Priebus is a good guy and was one of the few level-headed people in the administration. He was in a no-win position, though. I’m sure that once the cycle of interviews are done, he’ll enjoy a bit of peace and quiet before moving on to a new adventure.

Reince Priebus Named Chief of Staff

Another Wisconsin boy doing well.

New York — Donald Trump said Sunday he tapped Reince Priebus — the Republican Party chairman who helped engineer his stunning presidential victory last week — as his White House chief of staff.

This is a really good pick for Trump. Reince is a smart and effective administrator. It is also good for the country because Reince already has good relationships with many of the key leaders in the legislature, like Paul Ryan. This will help facilitate a productive relationship between the executive and legislative branches.



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