Nevada Shocker, Reince Priebus Goes To Nevada To Stop Mark WillisSubmitted by joeinmo on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:45
Looks like Preibus feels Willis might get a 3rd State, going after Nevada NatCom members.
Breitbart: Sources tell Breitbart News that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus flew to Nevada on Monday night in order to persuade Nevada Republican National Committeeman James Smack to drop his support for RNC Chair challenger Mark Willis from Maine. Previously, Smack and National Committeewoman Diana Orrock had promised to support Willis in his bid for chair, giving him the second of three states he needs to have his named place in nomination.
The meeting took place in Las Vegas around 8:30 pm Monday night. In addition to Priebus and Smack, Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald was in attendance, according to sources. Nevada National Committeewoman Orrock was not in attendance at the meeting. She confirms to Breitbart News that she continues to support Willis' bid to be placed on the RNC Chair ballot.
RNC spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed to Breitbart News that RNC Chair Priebus met with Nevada Republican Party officials on Monday. According to Spicer, Priebus was summoned to Nevada by Nevada Republican Party officials to discuss the future of the party and the state party's finances. Priebus, knowing that his re-election to the RNC Chair position would come up during the meeting, paid for the trip out of funds from his re-election committee fund, not RNC funds, and went alone on the trip without any RNC aides.