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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell to chair #RNC2012 platform committee

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will serve as chairman of platform committee of the 2012 Republican National Convention, according to an announcement today. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee will serve as co-chairs.

"Governor McDonnell, Senator Hoeven, and Congresswoman Blackburn are outstanding leaders in the Republican Party, and I am proud that they will lead us in writing our 2012 Platform," said RNC chairman Reince Priebus. "The principles of our party and our vision for the country are contained in the Platform. It is a document of immense importance and a testament to our dedication to individual liberty, economic freedom, and limited government."

The Platform Committee staff includes Ben Key, executive director; Elise Stefanik, policy director; Bill Gribbin, editor and Gracey Roskam, executive assistant. The group is scheduled to meet Aug. 19-21 in Tampa, the host city of the Aug. 27-30 convention.

[Last modified: Monday, July 2, 2012 8:55pm]


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