Yesterday the RLC created a Presidential Endorsements Committee under RLC At-Large Board member Aleq Boyle.
The goals of the committee are to review presidential candidates, take member input, and make recommendations on what actions — if any — to take moving forward.
The RLC has not endorsed any presidential candidate since 1996, when we endorsed Steve Forbes.
Our Bylaws purposefully make it difficult to endorse a candidate for president of the United States and the RLC has traditionally focused on state and local races instead.
Rule 5.D. of the RLC Bylaws states, “Candidate for President of the United States may be endorsed by the Caucus by a 2/3 vote of the active and voting Chartered state’s executive committees. The national Secretary shall notify all Chartered states of a favorable national board proposal for endorsement and state executive officers shall inform the Secretary of the approval or denial by their executive committee within 60 days.”
The chairman of the committee, Mr. Boyle, has more than 20 years of experience in GOP politics. You may contact him if you are interested in providing feedback to the committee.
Only RLC members’ opinions are valued in this process, so please join our organization if you have not yet done so.