WASHINGTON — At President Reagan's urging, his older daughter Maureen is in line for election next January to the largely ceremonial post of co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, the panel announced Friday.
The announcement was made after a meeting Thursday between Reagan and GOP National Chairman Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. During the session, according to the committee statement, the President "indicated he was supportive of the candidacy of Maureen Reagan" for co-chairman. He had already endorsed Fahrenkopf for a third term.
The national committee customarily honors the wishes of a sitting Republican President and elects his candidates for chairman and co-chairman. Maureen Reagan would succeed Betty Green Heitman of Louisiana, who announced last June that she would not seek reelection to a fourth two-year term.
Maureen Reagan said she was "honored by the confidence shown in me by the President and the chairman" and said she hoped to "work closely with the entire membership" of the committee.