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For many Republican National Committee members and GOP activists, the real headline after Friday's defeat of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele was "Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defeats House Speaker John A. Boehner."
Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus has been elected the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, offering a fresh face and the promise of a new management style for the party as it gears up for the 2012 presidential election cycle.
Wisconsin Republican Party chief Reince Priebus has the early momentum as Republican National Committee members gathered Friday afternoon to choose the party's next chairman.
Some supporters of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele are privately urging him to consider a graceful exit strategy as RNC members prepare for Friday's showdown vote on who will lead the party for the next two years.
The 168 members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) will be voting tomorrow to elect a new chairman. Most Republicans don't even know about this election, but its importance cannot be overstated. The outcome will have much to do with whether a Republican president is elected in 2012.
The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions.
It could turn into yet another midday TV soap opera. The RNC chairmanship debate at the National Press Club among six voracious hopefuls has been handicapped, poked at and speculated upon by journalists for a month — billed as allegory for the party itself. Oh, the drama.
For most of the nation's press, it's no secret whom influential Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is backing in the race for the next GOP chairman, but the one-time party chairman — and possible 2012 presidential hopeful — denies he's orchestrating the campaign that has given Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus strong momentum in the race.
A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled Chairman Michael S. Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members.