Tina J. Benkiser
|Chair of the Texas Republican Party
Tina Renee Johns Benkiser (born February 7,1963) is an attorney and was from 2003 to 2009 the state chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. She became chairman on the resignation of Susan Weddington.
Tina Turner was a singer,songwriter and actress. Known as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll",she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike &Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer. She was noted for her "swagger,sensuality,powerful gravelly vocals and unstoppable energy",along with her well-publicized history with ex-husband Ike Turner and her famous legs. A resident of Küsnacht,Switzerland,from 1994 until her death,Turner relinquished her American citizenship after obtaining Swiss citizenship in 2013.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that is a major part of the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican brand and political platform,as well as assisting in fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. When a Republican is president,the White House controls the committee. According to Boris Heersink,"political scientists have traditionally described the parties' national committees as inconsequential but impartial service providers."
Michael Stephen Steele is an American politician,attorney,and political commentator who served as the seventh lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007 and as chairperson of the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 2009 until 2011;he was the first African-American to hold either office.
Kenneth Brian Mehlman is an American social entrepreneur and businessman. He serves as a member,global head of public affairs,and co-head of KKR global impact at investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. He oversees the firm's responsible investment efforts,leading the firm's Environmental Social Governance programs. Prior to joining KKR,Mehlman spent a year as an attorney and partner at law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &Feld. In January 2017,Mehlman announced that he would act as chairman of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Policy Advisory Board.
The 2008 Republican National Convention took place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul,Minnesota,from September 1,through September 4,2008. The first day of the Republican Party's convention fell on Labor Day,the last day of the popular Minnesota State Fair,though because of Hurricane Gustav,this day was mostly a call for action to help victims and formal,required activities;most of the politicking and partying did not start until Tuesday,the second scheduled day.
Mississippi University for Women is a coeducational public university in Columbus,Mississippi. It was formerly named the Industrial Institute and College for the Education of White Girls and later the Mississippi State College for Women. Men have been admitted to MUW since 1982 and today make up about 20 percent of the student body. As a public liberal arts college,MUW is one of just 30 universities in the United States and Canada to be selected for membership in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
Robert Michael Duncan is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party,he served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009. Throughout his career,he has served on the boards of a variety of public- and private-sector organizations. Duncan was chairman,president,and CEO of Inez Deposit Bank in Inez,Kentucky,which merged with First State Bank in February 2021. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service and previously served as its chairman.
The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in the state of Texas. It is currently chaired by Matt Rinaldi,succeeding Allen West who resigned prior to the expiration of his term to run for governor of Texas. The party is headquartered in Austin. The RPT is legally considered to be a political action committee. It is currently the state's favored party,controlling the majority of Texas's U.S. House seats,both U.S. Senate seats,both houses of the state legislature,and the governorship.
The 2012 Republican National Convention was a gathering held by the U.S. Republican Party during which delegates officially nominated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for president and vice president,respectively,for the 2012 election. Prominent members of the party delivered speeches and discussed the convention theme,"A Better Future." The convention was held during the week of August 27,2012,in Tampa,Florida at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The city,which expected demonstrations and possible vandalism,used a federal grant to bolster its police force in preparation. Due to the approach of Hurricane Isaac,convention officials changed the convention schedule on August 26,2012;the convention came to order on August 27,2012 and then immediately recessed until the following afternoon because of the risk of Isaac hitting Tampa.
The 2012 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 6,2012,along with other elections to the United States Senate the United States House of Representatives in additional states. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison decided to retire instead of running for reelection to a fourth full term. This was the first open seat in this seat since 1952.
The 2009 Republican National Committee chairmanship election started out as a six-way race,and ended on the sixth ballot with Michael Steele becoming the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Washington Times called it the "'Dirtiest ever' race for RNC chairman."
Stephen Peter Munisteri is an American attorney who served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2010 to 2015. In 2017,Munisteri was appointed to the White House staff as deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison.
The 2011 Republican National Committee (RNC) chairmanship election was held on January 14,2011,to determine the next chairman of the RNC,to serve a two-year term ending in 2013 and will lead the party through the 2012 general elections. After seven rounds of balloting,Reince Priebus was elected chairman over incumbent chair Michael Steele,Saul Anuzis,Ann Wagner and Maria Cino.
Reinhold Richard Priebus is an American lawyer and politician who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017 and as White House chief of staff during the first six months of Donald Trump's presidency.
Elliott B. Broidy is an American former lobbyist and businessman. From 2005 to 2008,he served as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 2009,he was convicted in a public corruption and bribery case in New York.
The 2016 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 8,2016,as part of the 2016 United States presidential election. Primary elections were held on March 1,2016.
Ronna McDaniel is an American politician and political strategist serving as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) since 2017. A member of the Republican Party and the Romney family,she was chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2015 to 2017. Since McDaniel's 2017 election as chairwoman of the RNC,the Republican Party has had a net loss of seven governorships,three seats in the United States Senate,19 seats in the House of Representatives,and the presidency. In December 2022,Axios wrote that McDaniel "has thus far failed to preside over a single positive election cycle."
Daniel Reed Crenshaw is an American politician and former United States Navy SEAL officer serving as the United States representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district since 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.
The 2024 Republican National Convention is an event in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will select the party's nominees for president and vice president in the 2024 United States presidential election. It is scheduled to be held July 15 to 18,2024,at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee,Wisconsin.