RNC sees deep red for 2012 budget

Historic debt may sink Steele

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The Indiana RNC member co-founded with Oregon RNC member Solomon Yue the RNC’s first Conservative Caucus and the RNC’s first Conservative Steering Committee.

Tied with Mr. Anuzis for third place, Wagner, tapped by Karl Rove to be RNC co-chairman during President George W. Bush’s first term and named by Mr. Bush to be ambassador to Luxembourg in his second term, has a long resume, including Missouri GOP chairwoman and successful campaign manager.

She did not respond to a question about choosing a finance chairman if elected but told members during a Dec. 1 candidates interview session that raising money would be her first, second and third priorities if elected.

Mr. Steele claims enough committed votes to put him in second place.

It will take 85 votes to pick the chairman; no candidate has even one-third that number of public commitments.

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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.


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