Gingrich, S.C. Chairman Among Names Floated for GOP Chairman

By Matthew Cover | November 5, 2008 | 11:10 PM EST

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (AP Photo)

( – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson are just two of the names being circulated as possible candidates for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC), has learned.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said that Gingrich’s name had been mentioned in party discussions about who might lead the Republican Party in the next year.
“Newt’s name came up,” Flake said, adding, “I don’t know if he’s interested or not.”