Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele walks off stage after announcing that he would drop his re-election bid, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, during the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele walks off stage after announcing that he would drop his re-election bid, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, during the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)