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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell teases a big GOP race — and people have thoughts

Conspiracy theory peddler and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is considering running for Republican National Committee chairman and has been mulling a bid to take on current chairwoman Ronna McDaniel as she seeks re-election in January.

Lindell, who has rallied behind former President Donald Trump in recent years and backed his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, wondered if he would oppose McDaniel in a chance to become leader of the RNC in an address to its FrankSpeech TV crowd this week.

The proposed candidacy comes after McDaniel, chair of the RNC since 2017, told committee members on a call that she was running again for party leadership after hopes of a ‘red wave’ during the midterm elections faded earlier this month, Politico reported.

Lindell has previously strongly criticized McDaniel, who he says played a role in his failure to file a voter fraud case with the Supreme Court.

He said this week he would be open to a candidacy for the leadership of the RNC.

“We need someone for everyone, and I would step in God willing,” Lindell said.

Lindell confirmed to HuffPost that he was set to make an announcement on Monday about whether he would challenge McDaniel.

Lindell said McDaniel’s leadership had involved failures and claimed she had done nothing to address “election integrity.”

He linked his frustration with McDaniel’s leadership when she acknowledged President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election and the response to recent voting issues in Arizona – which officials said were not denying people the right to vote. vote in the state.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to about these state presidents, they need new leadership,” Lindell said in an interview with HuffPost Friday. “I don’t know if it’s a paid position, and I don’t care either. I want to help save our country.

He stressed that the RNC must be run like a business, which he says he knows how to do.

McDaniel did not immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost.

Twitter users weighed in on Lindell’s potential future with the RNC and joked that the Republican Party could become the “pillow party.”

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