Thursday, November 20, 2014

Governor Bill Haslam Elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association

TNGOP Chairman: Because of Haslam's success, he's a "natural choice for this position."

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Press Release --The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is known as one of the most successful political organizations in the country. It will now be led by a Tennessean who is also known for his political success.

Governor Bill Haslam today was chosen by his peers to be the new Chairman of the RGA, succeeding the outgoing chairman Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney remarked, "I congratulate Governor Haslam for being elected the new Chairman of the RGA. With his leadership skills, fundraising prowess, and track record of success, he's a natural choice for this position. It's proof that on a national scale, more and more people are taking note of what he's doing in Tennessee."

The RGA's primary mission is to help elect Republicans to governorships throughout the nation, but the group is also dedicated to providing Republican governors with the resources to help them govern effectively.

  • With his re-election, Gov. Haslam set the Tennessee record for percentage of the vote for a governor’s re-election in modern Tennessee history (70.3%). 
  • Additionally, Haslam won by the greatest margin of victory of any governor in the country (47.5%). 
  • With the RGA's leadership, the Republican Party will now have 31 governors leading states across the country.

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