(Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Republican state party Chairman Michael McDonald on Saturday called the resignation of a Clark County Republican official from a state executive committee “politically motivated grandstanding.”
In a lengthy email responding to a Review-Journal story, McDonald said the Thursday resignation of Clark County GOP Chairman Ed Williams from the executive committee of the state party was “presumably motivated by the upcoming Nevada GOP Officer elections.”
The state chairmanship position of the party will be open for candidates at the state central committee meeting in Las Vegas planned for Nov. 14. McDonald is expected to seek another two-year term and at least one other candidate, Nick Phillips, who had served as political director for the Clark County Republican Party in 2013-15, is also running for the post.
The resignation could be seen as an effort to undermine McDonald’s chances at winning another term as chairman.
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