Priebus to stay on as RNC chairman

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus plans to stay on for another term.

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Priebus is well-liked by his colleagues and has been largely spared from blame for last week's election results. He's secured the backing of most other committee members, and no one has emerged to run against him at this point. A source familiar with Priebus's plans confirmed his decision.

The former Wisconsin GOP head took over a committee in a shambles two years ago and helped turn around its fundraising apparatus as well as improve the party's weak ground game. 

But Republicans have called publicly and privately for further improvement in the party's get-out-the-vote efforts. Former RNC Chairman and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), who is seen as a Priebus ally, said earlier this week that the party needs "to give our political organization a very serious proctology exam" before the next election.