The Republican National Committee, struggling to right its finances following the tenure of former Chairman Michael Steele, appointed a new member to lead its convention efforts. Longtime RNC Committeeman Alec Poitevint from Georgia will lead the RNC’s Committee on Arrangements, which oversees the convention.
The convention has been a source of controversy, since the RNC had already spent large sums on the party gathering. New RNC Chairman Reince Priebus laid off members of the RNC’s convention planning team soon after he was elected in January.
Poitevint supported Priebus in his bid for chairman. He first joined the RNC in 1989.
The RNC convention will be held in Tampa, Fla., the week of Aug. 27, 2012.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.