The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have raised over half a billion dollars in 2019 to help re-elect President Donald Trump, according to national committee member Paul Reynolds.
Reynolds, Alabama Republican Chairman Terry Lathan, and national committee member Barbara Drummond represent Alabama at the RNC.
“The RNC had its winter meeting about two weeks ago at the Doral Country Club in Florida,” Reynolds said. “The President flew down to talk to us. Nobody was recording so he talked totally free. He let it rip.”
Reynolds said that we had a nationally known speaker to one of the groups (Eagle Forum) recently (Sebastian Gorka). He was a former White House advisor who was cut loose. He claimed that the RNC is not supportive of the President and he is having to go it alone.
“I almost got out of my seat,” Reynolds said. That could not be further from the truth. The relationship between the RNC and President Trump could not be closer. Last year we raised right at a half a billion between the RNC and the Trump campaign.
“He depends on the RNC as his ground game,” Reynolds said. “He is the first president to do that since Ronald Reagan.”
“It worked in 2016 and it is working even better this time,” Reynolds said.
Paul Reynolds is married to Shelby County Republican Party Chair Joan Reynolds.
Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons (R) is the President of MARC.
“With respect to the Huntsville Republican Men’s Breakfast, we are the largest Republican club in the state,” Ammons said.
Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman former State Representative Paul De Marco (R-Homewood) said, “What a great week for Republicans!”
“We need to register voters in Jefferson County,” DeMarco said. “We need to get voters excited about Republicans in Jefferson County.”
“We can take back the district attorney’s office, we can take back the Sheriff’s office,” DeMarco said.
De Marco said that there will be a pancake breakfast at Vestavia Civic Center of February 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The cost is $10. Candidates will be present.
June Reynolds said that in Shelby County we only have two candidates with general election opponents.
Mrs. Reynolds said that the Shelby County and Jefferson County Republican Parties will have an election watch party at the Cajun Boys restaurant at the corner of Valleydale and Caldwell Mill Roads.
A number of candidates attended including Senate candidates: former Auburn head football Coach Tommy Tuberville and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose).
MARC meets on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 at the Vestavia Hills Public Library.