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Updating The RNC Chairman's Race Whip Count

More than one-third of Republican National Committee members have declared their support for one of the six contenders seeking the chairmanship, and with just over two weeks to go the race remains wide open.

The big movers over the weekend: Former RNC co-chairman Ann Wagner, who picked up support from the West Virginia delegation, and former Bush administration official Maria Cino, who announced her first public endorsements. Those nods came from several highly-regarded voters who have served on the committee for years.

So far, at least 64 committee members have publicly said they back a candidate. We consider an endorsement either a comment in a publication or a release from a candidate's campaign. Missing any names? Email us and let us know.

The Hotline's latest RNC whip count:

Linda Ackerman, California national committeewoman
Henry Barbour, Mississippi national committeeman
Sandy Boehler, North Dakota national committeewoman
Jim Bopp, Indiana national committeeman
Pat Brady, Illinois Party chair
Mary Buestrin, Wisconsin national committeewoman
James Dunn, Oklahoma national committeeman
Sharon Giese, Arizona national committeewoman
Curly Haugland, North Dakota national committeeman
Mark Hillman, Colorado national committeeman
Bruce Hough, Utah national committeeman
Steve King, Wisconsin national committeeman
Jeanne Luckey, Mississippi national committeewoman
Matt Pinnell, Oklahoma Party chair
Alec Poitevint, Georgia national committeeman
Reince Priebus, Wisconsin Party chair
Pete Ricketts, Nebraska national committeeman
Steve Scheffler, Iowa national committeeman
Shawn Steel, California national committeeman
Stan Stein, North Dakota Party chair
Tony Sutton, Minnesota Party chair
Brad White, Mississippi Party chair

Peter Ada, Guam national committeeman
John Frey, Connecticut national committeeman
Holly Hughes, Michigan national committeewoman
Robert Kabel, District of Columbia Party chair
Lilliana Belardo de O'Neal, USVI committeewoman
Holland Redfield, USVI national committeeman
Pat Rogers, New Mexico national committeeman
Herbert Schoenbohm, USVI Party chair
Norm Semanko, Idaho Party chair
Joyce Terhes, Maryland national committeewoman
Bob Tiernan, Oregan Party chair
Betsy Werronen, District of Columbia national committeewoman

Saul Anuzis, Michigan national committeeman
Morton Blackwell, Virginia national committeeman
Gio Cicione, Rhode Island Party chair
Bill Crocker, Texas national committeeman
Bora Van Dormolen, Texas national committeewoman
Mark Fahleson, Nebraska Party chair
Dana Randall, South Dakota national committeeman
Tom Ross, Delaware Republican Party chair
Heidi Smith, Nevada national committeewoman
Mike Stuart, West Virginia Party chair
Dick Wadhams, Colorado Republican Party chair

Lance Beshore, Missouri national committeeman
David Cole, Missouri Party chair
Bettye Fine Collins, Alabama national committeewoman
Chris Devaney, Tennessee Party chair
Ann Dickinson, Missouri national committeewoman
Donna Lou Gosney, West Virginia national committeewoman
Peggy Lambert, Tennessee national committeewoman
Jim Reed, West Virginia national committeeman
Randy Ruedrich, Alaska Party chair
John Ryder, Tennessee national committeeman

Evie Axdahl, Minnesota national committeewoman
Ed Cox, New York Party chair
Jo Ann Davidson, Ohio national committeewoman
Kevin DeWine, Ohio Party chair
Ada Fisher, North Carolina national committeewoman
Priscilla Rakestraw, Delaware national committeewoman

Chris Healy, Connecticut Party chair
Matt Strawn, Iowa Party chair
Tom Fetzer, North Carolina Party chair


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