Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, has been soliciting support for reelection in January according to reports from Politico. Priebus is the longest serving chairman in the history of the RNC.
The reelection bid would be his fourth attempt at being the RNC chairman.
Campaign bids from republicans that want to succeed Priebus have already been announced. Carly Fiona has been rumored to be vying for the position. Fiona started the month of August reaching out to GOP leaders in an attempt to help them during their campaigns. Fiona has also traveled to events this month.
Fiona is a former Hewlett-Packard CEO who has previously criticized the Republican party. The outsider has been critical of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The Republican party seems to be behind Priebus even if Trump loses the race. Dozens of members of the RNC discussed the matter with Politico suggesting that they would back the RNC chairman despite the results of this year’s election.
The chairman has opened discussions with all 168 members of the RNC to find out if he would have their support in a reelection bid.
Priebus has not announced his bid for reelection. The chairman won his reelection bid in 2013 despite an election loss when Barack Obama won the presidential election for his second term.