20 people to watch at the Republican National Convention

Published: Monday, Aug. 27 2012 10:59 a.m. MDT

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Reince Priebus is from Kenosha, Wis. He was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee on January 14, 2011. He served on his first political campaign when he was 16 years old, and later worked with the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st Congressional District chairman, State Party Treasurer, First Vice Chair and State Party Chairman. In 2009 he served as General Counsel to the Republican National Committee.

Priebus' father was an electrician who belonged to the Service Employees International Union and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. His mother was born in Sudan and half of his family lived in Greece. Priebus told The Huffington Post that people love to play on the idea that Republicans only care about the rich, but in reality "what we believe is that everybody should have an opportunity to make good money, and we want people to do well." He said that as the RNC chairman, he has been mission-driven, has raised record amount of money and has watched his mouth and stayed on message.
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