South Dakota committeewoman attends inauguration

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Republicans are descending on Washington.

“It’s great to be here. It’s great to be part of the culmination of all the work we’ve done," said Sandye Kading.

Kading – the national committeewoman for South Dakota -- has a full plate ahead. She’ll be attending Thursday’s welcome celebration at Lincoln Memorial, Friday’s swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump, and capping it all off at an inaugural ball.

“I love to see a republic work. I love to see democracy in the hands of the people, to be part of that transition that’s not happening in coup or a takeover of any sort – it’s the people," explained Kading.

But it’s not just fun and celebrations. The Republican National Committee is simultaneously holding its winter meeting in Washington.

Kading and the other members are excited to work with new committee leadership. Ronna Romney McDaniel, Mitt Romney’s niece, will take over the RNC chair from Reince Priebus, who is joining the Trump Administration as White House chief of staff.

“The past eight years, the Republican National Committee has been basically an entity onto itself, the umbrella over the Republican Party." said Kading. "We are now an arm of the Administration.”

And for Kading, that’s a cause for celebration.

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