Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 14, 2011

California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring today lost a bid to become treasurer of the Republican National Committee.

Nehring was defeated by Tony Parker, a Republican National Committeeman for Washington, D.C., in a run-off ballot at the RNC’s winter meeting in Maryland.

Nehring, who has headed the California GOP since 2007, is wrapping up his final months as state party chair.

Reince Priebus, who heads the Wisconsin Republican Party, was elected party chairman. He replaces incumbent Chair Michael Steele, who dropped out of the running after several rounds of balloting.