Former Wisconsin Republican chairman Reince Priebus hit the national spotlight this week when he debated fellow candidates to be the next chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Priebus, a Milwaukee attorney, is among four challengers to incumbent Michael Steele.
Among the questions asked of the candidates by the RNC moderators was the following: “How many guns do you own?” Priebus answered, “Five.”
Priebus earned national attention when he guided impressive Republican wins in Wisconsin on Nov. 2 by seamlessly merging candidates to gain support from both the GOP establishment and the Tea Party activists.
However, this week, he was lampooned by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who asked, "What’s a Reince Priebus?"
– BizTimes Milwaukee