MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been enlisted to review the 2018 election results in Wisconsin and the structure of the state Republican Party.
The review comes after Republicans lost in races for every statewide race on the ballot, including those for governor and the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican, told state GOP leaders of the Priebus review ahead of a meeting in Stevens Point this weekend. Johnson said “multiple factors” contributed to the election results. Since he’s the only elected Republican official representing the entire state, Johnson said he feels a “unique responsibility” to help.
Priebus is a former state GOP chairman who won election as head of the Republican National Committee before working six months in President Donald Trump’s White House.
Johnson says the review will be similar to one Priebus connected for the RNC following the election in 2012.