Short list emerges for RNC chair

Among the names most under discussion for party chairman are David Bossie, who served as Trump’s deputy campaign manager and is an RNC member; Priebus ally Matt Pinnell, the RNC’s liaison to state parties; and Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party and niece of 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. She bucked her uncle in backing the nominee this year — even penning a November op-ed in the Deseret News in Utah — winning the appreciation of Trump, who has been heard calling her “my Romney.”…

…One influential RNC member said picking Conway would give the party a “woman chairman” who “knows how to run a campaign” and that “she’s known and liked by most of the members and she’s done work in lots of the states.”

Other names that are circulating include Pence adviser Nick Ayers, who worked on Priebus’ transition to run the RNC six years ago; Matt Moore, one of the youngest party chairs in the nation in South Carolina; John Whitbeck, the Virginia GOP chair; and Joe Nosef, the Mississippi GOP chair.