"The fact that no one really knows Pamela, that's OK. They'll get to meet her," he said, adding he's met her only once. She's "coming off a resume not spoiled by politics. Now we're going to find out how tough she is."
"The RNC is a Washington establishment," said Katon Dawson, a former chairman of South Carolina's state GOP. "I'm not sure if Chad is on the payroll, but if he is, it would certainly go against what we do in South Carolina, which is we get out of the way of primaries when they start and certainly don't put the establishment behind any specific candidate."