Marcus, a major Trump supporter, backed Dhillon in a recent statement, signaling that he would like the Republican party to fight harder for its people in the future, the Daily Wire reported.
“I am supporting Harmeet Dhillon to become the next chairwoman of the RNC because America’s path forward is at stake,” he wrote.
“Harmeet Dhillon is a fighter in our courts, in the media, and elsewhere. The RNC needs someone with her real-world experience, tenacity and toughness. Please join me in supporting Harmeet Dhillon for RNC Chairwoman.”
Dhillon responded with a tweet:
Wow! I’m incredibly honored to have Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus’s support for RNC chair! He is one of the most prolific, loyal & important donors in the conservative movement. If elected chair, I have pledged to raise & spend donor funds with the utmost care and integrity.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ScvAfX4ehs
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 11, 2023
“Wow! I’m incredibly honored to have Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus’s support for RNC chair!” Dhillon wrote.
“He is one of the most prolific, loyal & important donors in the conservative movement. If elected chair, I have pledged to raise & spend donor funds with the utmost care and integrity.”
Dhillon is running for the position currently held by Ronna Romney McDaniel, who has taken a great deal of criticism for her handling of the 2022 midterms, which by and large were disappointing for Republicans.
Per Dhillon, Republicans need to take a good, long look at their election strategy, especially at the grassroots level.
“There is a dispute in our party between grassroots activists who believe that voting early lets the other side know how many votes you have,” Dillon said in a recent interview.
“I think in reality, the Democrats were able to elect virtually unelectable candidates like John Fetterman, like Katie Hobbs, because they knew that no matter what the quality of the candidate was, they were going to get those votes.”
She also noted that Republicans must be willing to play politics with Democrats in a way they have so far showed little interest in.
“We need to do that,” she said. “And as I tell grassroots leaders, our message needs to be until we can elect a legislature and a governor who will sign on to the legislatures’ tightened up voting laws, we must beat the Democrats at their own game.”