On Monday, a longtime GOP fundraiser named Alex Beasley was named the 2016 party’s presumptive nominee.
The announcement came during the annual Republican National Committee winter meeting in Philadelphia, where the party is holding its spring meeting.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alex Beasley to the Republican Party,” RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in a statement.
“Alex has built a strong organization, built strong relationships and built strong leadership.”
Beasley is a long-time Republican donor and bundler, and he also served as the top fundraiser for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
While the party has traditionally leaned left politically, Beasley has made a name for himself by pushing for the party to expand its outreach to women and minorities.
He was instrumental in helping to elect the first African-American governor of New Jersey, Christie.
Beasley, who is now a partner at the law firm Beasley & Allen, has also become a key figure in the Trump campaign, serving as a top fundraiser and a senior adviser in Trump’s 2020 presidential bid.
He is also an active donor to the GOP.
Beasleys wife, Sarah Beasley Williams, serves as a co-chair for the RNC and is currently in her first term as chairwoman.
He also is listed as a senior advisor to the RNC, but the party did not respond to a request for comment.
Beahesons husband, John Beasley Sr., is a Republican lobbyist and former member of the U.S. Senate.
Both are now active fundraisers for the Trump presidential campaign, but Beashes wife has yet to announce any fundraising for the 2020 campaign.