Current Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri won his office by running on a platform that he would manage the party’s funds in a fiscally responsible way and make paying off all of the parties mounting debts his top priority.
Chairman Munisteri did just that and not only has the state party paid off all its debts, it has raised a substantial amount of money and is positioned well to defend the large gains the Republican Party made in Texas in 2010.
The Republican National Committee and its new Chairman Reince Priebus have taken notice of Munisteri’s success in Texas and they are following in Munisteri’s footsteps.
The Hill is reporting that the RNC and Chairman Priebus have made paying down the RNC’s $24 million debt a priority and have started by putting $1 million towards that debt this week.
“I think we have to focus in on winning in 2012. Which means we have to create a functional, operational Republican National Committee. We need to raise a tremendous amount of money,” he said. “We have a president who’s pledged to raise a billion dollars in hard dollars through his campaign organization and the DNC. So we have our work cut out for us.”
Now if we can just get the rest of Washington DC to act like Texas….