MyPillow CEO and election integrity advocate Mike Lindell has made his challenge against RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel official. In a Monday press release explaining his reasons for running for the position of chair, Lindell declared, “We have a country to save and I intend to help our Great Republican leaders across this country do that.”
Lindell had previously stated that he would be running for RNC chairman, fed up with status-quo Republicans and the fallout from the 2022 midterm elections. Lindell is known to be a passionate advocate for election security, and via his press release, he believes that much more could be done to secure election processes in the U.S.
“The Republican Party needs leadership in modern technology, on election insecurities, and on supporting our incredible grassroots candidates across the country,” Lindell stated in the press release. “I have that knowledge and I am already engaged with all 50 states doing with this work without the title.”
In November, Lindell told “War Room” host Steve Bannon that he was “a hundred percent” running for chairman, and he has made good on his promise.
Lindell further explained in his official announcement why he has chosen to run for the position:
“The current RNC leadership has failed us for 3 election cycles. The Donors have approached me, they are not going to give anymore to the RNC. When we have 3 F’s in a row, you don’t get elected! One of the biggest failures was collecting money for the same old status quo, thinking you are going to win with a failed model.
My opponent promised she would look into the 2020 election. She fundraised on that promise. She broke that promise. The RUNC did not do anything to fix our elections and they cherry picked their candidates and would not back the people’s choice.”
Lindell also added that he intended to donate his salary back to the RNC “to show my belief in this party under my leadership.”
“As a successful CEO of many companies with thousands of employees, who has faced much adversity and has had to change my actions based on my current footprint, I know how to adapt,” he went on. “I know what must be done to make our party the strongest it has ever been.”