Tuesday, March 11, 2014
WASHINGTON – Mark Willis, the Maine resident hoping to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, has released an "eight-point plan to get the party back on track."
Willis, of Dennysville, currently serves as the Republican state committeeman from Maine, giving him a seat at the RNC winter meeting in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 25. Willis was also one of the Ron Paul delegates from Maine who fought with national party leaders at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last summer.
Still frustrated with the events in Tampa – including changes to RNC rules – the libertarian Republican has launched a longshot bid to defeat current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, as I wrote about here. But first, Willis will have to win the necessary endorsements from three state delegations. He's picked up Maine and Nevada but still needs the third.
Here is the eight-point plan that Willis released on Thursday, reprinted verbatim:
Willis said in an interview that even if he doesn’t secure the third state to officially run against Priebus, “I have raised the level of discussion on these issues, so that is a victory right there.”
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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