Beltway Happenings  
May 11, 2010--The RNC held its 2010 state chairmen's meeting at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Maryland.  In addition to their regular business, the chairs heard from former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. John Thune (R-SD).  In a briefing for reporters, RNC political director Gentry Collins spoke of an "historic level of opportunity around the country."  He said that the RNC is working to capture that opportunity and will have two dozen Victory directors and more than 100 field staff by the end of June and will double that over the coming months.  As of now, Collins said the RNC is looking at 130 House seats as potentially competitive, 122 of which are held by Democrats.  Also at this gathering the RNC Site Selection Committee voted to recommend Tampa-St. Petersburg to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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