Monday, February 2, 2009

Thank You

My fellow Republicans,

On Friday, we made history as we elected our new RNC leadership. I am proud to have been elected Secretary of the Republican National Committee and I accept my new position with a great sense of responsibility and purpose. Thank you for all you have done on my behalf to make this possible. Our great Party is not about me, Chairman Steele or any one person - it is about you. We have a lot of work to do and I know that we are ready for the challenge! Thank you again for your support and your commitment to building a stronger Republican Party. Over the next few weeks and months I will need your help as we begin a new day of leadership at the RNC. Stay tuned here at



Monday, January 26, 2009

Endorsed: Patrick Ruffini, Co-Founder of

I am proud to have the endorsement of Co-Founder, Patrick Ruffini:
I will not be making known an endorsement in the #RNCChair race but wholeheartedly endorse @SharonDay for RNC Secretary.

- @PatrickRuffini

Friday, January 23, 2009

Endorsed: Florida's Republican Congressional Delegation

Florida's Republican Congressional Delegation

As Republican members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation we are proud to endorse our National Committeewoman, Sharon Day in her campaign for the position of Secretary of the Republican National Committee.

We can attest to the hard work, dedication and commitment of Sharon as she has worked tirelessly in the trenches at the grassroots level and throughout our very large state. We need to put Sharon’s hard work and leadership skills to work for our party at the national level.

Sharon is a fearless and outspoken grass roots conservative who will help us unite and rebuild our party. Sharon will never ask others to do anything that she is not willing to do herself. In fact, when it comes to politics, she has probably already done it herself.

From fund raising to technology Sharon will not only help but she will lead and inspire. We will appreciate your joining us in supporting Sharon in her campaign for RNC.


Florida's Republican Congressional Delegation

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Endorsed: Republican Caucus of the Florida Senate

On behalf of the Republican Caucus of the Florida Senate, it is with great enthusiasm that we offer our strong endorsement of Sharon Day for Secretary of the Republican National Committee. For more than a decade, Sharon has been a leading voice in Florida political circles, rallying around candidates and campaigns and working relentlessly to further the Republican cause. Her dedication to the Republican platform is unmatched and throughout her time in Florida she has built a powerful network of supporters, fundraisers and volunteers.

Sharon would be an incredible asset to the national party for her detailed understanding of the importance of a strong base and grass roots operations. She also possesses an awareness of both the challenges and opportunities that face our party going forward with clarity of vision of how to strengthen it in the years to come. Sharon has been instrumental in local, statewide and national campaigns and, during the 2008 presidential election, she built the nation's largest coalition in support of the McCain-Palin ticket, and worked tirelessly on Election Day to ensure voter turnout.

Sharon has a firm grasp of Republican principles and has demonstrated the resolve needed to reinvigorate our party. As she continues to work passionately for Republicans across Florida and the nation, we are confident she will contribute greatly to the unity our party needs going into 2010 and beyond. Sharon's vision for our nation, her ability to articulate the conservative message and her optimism for our party's future will enable her to advance our party's platform and influence in the years to come.

It is with tremendous pride that we offer our endorsement of Sharon and we look forward to working alongside her to ensure her and the Party's success.

- Florida Senate President, Jeff Atwater on behalf of the Republican Caucus of the Florida Senate

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Endorsed: Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

I am proud and humbled to have the endorsement of former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush. Today, the following letter was sent to the members of the RNC announcing Governor Bush's endorsement of my candidacy for RNC Secretary.

To the members of the Republican National Committee:

During my campaigns for Governor of Florida, I was very fortunate to have the support of so many grassroots activists who faithfully and tirelessly promoted our message of conservative governance to the people of Florida. Sharon Day was then, and continues to be, one of the Republican Party's hardest working, most active supporters.

Today, I am pleased to endorse Sharon for Secretary of the Republican National Committee.

Sharon has served continuously on the Florida Republican Executive Committee prior to my first election as Florida Governor, and as our state's National Committeewoman at the RNC since 2004. In these roles, Sharon's leadership and ability to mobilize grassroots support for our party's candidates has been exceptional. Sharon's endorsement of's "Plan for the Future" and her use of technology in her campaign demonstrates that she understands what it will take to win elections in 2010 and beyond, making her a vital resource for the RNC.

As a member of the RNC, I hope you will continue to fulfill your important responsibility to elect leaders like Sharon Day who will effectively assist Republicans in winning elections and stay true to the timeless principles of the Republican Party. Thank you for your consideration of Sharon.


Jeb Bush

Endorsed: State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Florida

I am proud to announce that I have been unanimously endorsed by the State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Florida:

On Saturday, January 10, 2008, the State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Florida resolved to endorse Florida National Committeewoman Sharon Day in her bid to serve as Secretary of the Republican National Committee.

Sharon is known to be a dedicated servant of the Republican Party, who is committed to the Party’s long held values of less taxing, less spending, less government and more freedom. Additionally, Sharon is dedicated to furthering women’s causes and outreach. She is an example of a strong Republican woman who stands up for her beliefs and leads the way for other Republican women.

Sharon’s understanding of women’s issues combined which her appreciation for new media makes her a great candidate for this position. At this critical time in the history of our party, we need national leaders who have not only and understanding of the history that has made our party great, but a concrete plan, and a vision for where we are going.

The State Committee of the Republican Party of Florida is confident in Sharon’s ability to represent the Party in this capacity and we are proud to endorse and provide our full support to her candidacy.

State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Florida

Endorsed: Paul Senft, National Committeeman for Florida

To my fellow RNC Members,

Many of you have asked me about my cohort from Florida, Sharon Day. What you see is what you get. Sharon is a hard worker, straight shooter who is independent while being a team player. I am proud to endorse her whole heartedly.

In her home county, Republicans are outnumbered by Democrats but Sharon is a fighter. In 2000 she personally and physically guarded the ballot boxes while waiting for the recount to start. The Democrats (in charge) called police to try to get her removed because she was watching too closely and calling their hand whenever they tried to carelessly leave the boxes unattended.

You will not find a harder worker or a more dedicated conservative Republican than Sharon Day. She is committed and she will never ask anything of others that she is not willing to do herself. She leads by example.

Sharon excels at organizing, fund raising and technology. She will be a great asset to the leadership team for our new RNC Chair. I hope you will join me in supporting Sharon for Secretary of the RNC.


H. Paul Senft, National Committeeman for Florida

Interview on Attitude! Radio

Last evening, I had the privilege of taking part in an interview on Attitude! Radio, presented by Blog Talk Radio. Missed the interview? Check it out by listening here (my interview begins directly after Ken Blackwell at the 18:45 mark):

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Hands Down, the GOP Needs Sharon Day

Hands Down, the GOP Needs Sharon Day

By Yomin Postelnik Tuesday, January 20, 2009

To help it rebuild, the GOP needs a rare mix of leadership qualities. It needs a visionary who will harness technology to the party’s advantage. It needs a grounded realist who realizes that technology is not an end unto itself and that, while the party is in desperate need of a complete technological overhaul, traditional methods of communication must also be strengthened with equal vigor. The party needs a fighter. At the same time, it needs a conciliatory negotiator who will act as a voice of reason to bring its various factions together to work as one.

The various candidates for RNC Chair each bring with them many of the above aspects. But those who will be right there with them are sometimes even more important. Who we choose as Secretary of the RNC is, in a way, even more important than the chairmanship. While the Chairman will need to spend a large part of his time as the face of the GOP to the media, much of the heavy planning and strategy will go to the rest of the committee. It is with that in mind that I would urge the party to elect Sharon Day as RNC Secretary.

Before I get into Sharon Day’s personal story, her devotion to the party, her competence and her integrity, it is necessary to point out why she is one of the rare mixes of all the ingredients needed to rebuild and revitalize this party. This is an important race. After reading the following information, if you agree that she is indeed the best candidate for the job, I would encourage you to go to, click on your state to contact your state party (specifically your chairman and committee people) and urge them to support her candidacy.

To begin with, Sharon Day has been leading the fight to revamp the party’s technological outreach. “Just having been in Florida alone, we saw the great technological advantage that the Obama Campaign brought with it to the table. It became clear that we were waging a 2008 battle with 2004 technology. That has to change.” Her plan to revitalize technology includes everything from organized social networking to providing operatives and volunteers with the hands on equipment that they need. “Generally, the Obama people knew exactly where to go at all times. Our people were at a serious disadvantage due to the lack of equipment needed to coordinate with them. We must ensure that this does not happen again.”

The case that Day makes for increased technology is compelling. But that is only a small part of the picture. What makes her candidacy unique is that despite her strong advocacy to increase utilization of technology, she does not fall into the trap of believing that technology is a be all and end all unto itself. To Day, it is an important tool, but not an entire marketing plan. She agrees that the failure of the GOP to get its message out to the public must be countered by coordinating with local clubs, college groups and county executives, encouraging them to conduct media write-in campaigns and providing them with the talking points needed to set the record straight in their local areas. She recognizes that this form of outreach is key to shaping the hearts and minds of the public.

But beyond these needed strategy points, who is Sharon Day? She’s someone who possesses that rare mix of qualities, the heart of a fighter and the head of a leader. The former quality was most prominently displayed in each of the past several election cycles when she paid to have her car wrapped top to bottom and bumper to bumper for the GOP presidential nominee.

To many, that may seem to be simply a nice gesture, albeit one that shows tremendous spirit and party loyalty. But given that Sharon Day lives in Broward County, Florida, where conservatives are few (but those who are conservative are strong ones), the act of so openly displaying her support for our party was nothing short of heroic.

In 2004, many cars were keyed for simply having Bush/Cheney bumper stickers. Fortunately for Sharon, nothing happened to her car. She recounts with laughter how people would give her a thumbs down. She’d smile and return a thumbs up and they’d usually go back and forth a few times before driving off. That was in 2004. This past year was another situation entirely.

Day got her car wrapped for McCain. This time, the least she had to worry about was getting keyed. Students would jump off of bus benches and surround her car. One time when she went to fill up on gas, she was chased out of the station. She was surprised, but did she back down? No. Her car stayed wrapped until the end. She plans to do it again in 2012.

Yet she is not oblivious to the dangers. When asked, she readily acknowledges the risks. She just cares more about doing what’s right and isn’t deterred or distracted by other factors.

Day is a fighter, yet one who is conciliatory by nature. More often than not, it takes a combination of those two qualities to get the job done. Day exemplifies both such qualities. When many of her neighbors who she had given McCain bumper stickers took them off their cars amid much more minor cases of harassment than the ones she faced, they were embarrassed to tell her. Day reassured them. She didn’t look down on them, she understood where they were coming from. And without thinking twice, she simply continued to do what she felt she needed to do.

This combination of determination and an ability to work with and influence others will carry over well when it comes to taking a leading role in the party.

Day is a strong conservative. Yet she recognizes that it takes a coalition of diverse people to win. So on the one hand, she will never stop fighting for core Republican values and never abandon her principles for the sake of expediency (or for any other reason). At the same time, she is disarming and seeks to bring others to the fold through reasoning and discussion.

In other words, she’s a leader, and an effective one at that. Her high spiritedness is reserved for her own actions and for campaigns. When it comes to winning over hearts and minds, she uses the convincing but endearing Ronald Reagan approach, a strong ability to communicate that resonates well and is focused on educating others to see the inherent rightness of conservatism. For more information about Sharon Day, readers are encouraged to visit her website,

We need to support this unique candidate. Only 168 people can vote for RNC Secretary, but we each have a voice. Go to and click on your state and view the contact info for your state. Then email or call your state party chairman and committeepeople. Tell them that the GOP needs a leader like Sharon Day to serve as our next RNC Secretary.

This article, written by Yomin Postelnik, was published on GOPUSA, American Daily,, and Canada Free Press

Endorsed: Mindy Finn, Founding Member of Rebuild the Party

"Sharon Day is one of the more active RNC members, and she is truly dedicated to finding the best ways to strengthen the party. I endorse her candidacy for Secretary."

- Mindy Finn, Founding Member of Rebuild the Party and Former Director of “e”Strategy for Mitt Romney for President