Gillespie, Ayers Tapped To Head Up RNC Transition Effort

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has tasked two veteran party operatives to oversee the transition period following the ouster of former chairman Michael Steele last week.

Ed Gillespie, a former RNC chairman, will serve as the chairman of the transition effort while Nick Ayers, former executive director of the Republican Governors Association, will be transition director, according to sources informed of the personnel moves.

Neither Gillespie nor Ayers will take any compensation for their roles and neither man will stay on at the RNC beyond the transition period.

The move sends a clear signal to Republicans that the committee, which struggled badly under Steele, is working to quickly turn things around under Priebus.

Read more from Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post

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