WIS TV in Columbia is reporting that South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly submitted his resignation today. Connelly will be taking an unspecific position with the Republican National Committee.
Matt Moore was elected the new Chairman of the SC GOP. Moore has been state director for Senator Tim Scott.
The State reports:
It’s unclear what job Connelly is taking at the RNC. Alex Stroman, the state party’s executive director, said that job should be announced next week. Stroman said Connelly could not take the job and continue serving as state chairman. But Richard Quinn, a party insider and veteran GOP strategist, said he understands the job to be “a major national role with the RNC that is going to require a lot of national travel.”
“The RNC is implementing new and bold ideas to expand our party and I’m thrilled to join the team,” Connelly said in a news release. “I’ll be on board full time and will be able to relay the details very soon.”