Speaker of the House John Boehner is reportedly backing Maria Cino for RNC Chair, and has already made several calls on her behalf.
Boehner sent out the following letter, obtained by FrumForum, on his decision:
I respect that the choice of RNC Chairman is yours alone to make. But having spent the last two years traveling the country to meet with activists, candidates, donors and voters to help elect Republicans, I hope you will permit me to make some observations about that choice…
I have worked closely with Maria for almost twenty years, during which time she turned around the NRCC to usher in the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years. She served as CEO of the 2008 National Convention, which I chaired, and made it into one of the most successful in party history. I have learned firsthand that she is an unparalleled fundraiser and a very efficient manager of resources. She’s also exceptionally politically savvy and knows what it takes to win.
As you meet this week to make this important decision, I respectfully ask you to support Maria Cino for RNC Chairman.
He has reportedly called at least six RNC members in the last week on Cino’s behalf.
The vote will be this Friday.