Trump asks RNC chair to stay for 2020 election

President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE confirmed Thursday he’s asked Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielFormer Detroit police chief takes step toward gubernatorial run Whitmer has raised .5 million so far in 2021 Former Trump campaign adviser leaving GOP in protest MORE to stay on for a second two-year term as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee so that she can assist in his 2020 reelection campaign. 

“As RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel oversaw history defying gains in the Senate and unprecedented fundraising strength. I have asked her to serve another term for my 2020 re-elect, because there is no one better for the job!” he tweeted.

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It was first reported in October that McDaniel would stay on for second term.

McDaniel, who is also Sen.-elect Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGraham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session MORE’s (R-Utah) niece, was elected RNC chair in 2017 to replace Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies MORE as he became White House chief of staff.

Trump’s endorsement makes it unlikely that McDaniel will face a challenger as the president solidifies his grip on the Republican Party.

While Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives after Democrats flipped a net of approximately 40 seats, they were able to expand their majority to 53-47 in the Senate, defeating several senators in states Trump carried in 2016.

McDaniel has emerged as an effective fundraiser for the party and a staunch defender of the president.