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Press Office

January 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement announcing the RNC Transition Finance team that is charged with raising the necessary funds to elect Republicans in 2011 and 2012:
The team is lead by national co-chairs Sam Fox, Ron Weiser and Al Hoffman – veteran Republican fundraisers who will help restore relationships with donors. Just five days into Chairman Priebus’ term, the group has secured a meeting at the RNC next Tuesday with some of the nation’s top Republican fundraisers.
“It is time for the RNC to tighten its belt, get rid of wasteful spending and bring money in the door to fund key operations for the next cycle. We have the opportunity to put a Republican in the White House and take back the United States Senate, but there is work to be done with the Democrats looking to spend nearly a billion dollars. This team of influential fundraisers gives the committee what it needs to restore our donors’ trust and I look forward to hitting the ground running with them.” – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
“If we are to prevail in the 2012 presidential election, it is imperative that the necessary resources be made available.  The RNC has an impressive history of success raising significant funds used to elect Republican candidates. Chairman Priebus’ organizational and management skills are impressive, and I am certain he will serve his term of office with distinction.  I am honored to be a member of his team.”– Sam Fox