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  • Former Republican National Committee chief Michael S. Steele is a frequent foil on one of MSNBC's prime-time programs.

    Michael Steele blasts GOP for not helping border children

    Michael S. Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, chided his party Monday to "stop playing political football" with the thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the border.

  • Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele chats following the annual Red Mass for the U.S. Supreme Court at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Ex-RNC head Michael Steele knocks down Christie criticism

    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele said Monday that conservatives' decision to ostracize popular New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for embracing President Obama in a time of crisis was "nothing short of moronic."

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has received support from major GOP officials despite a slew of losses for the party on Election Day last week. (Associated Press)

    Priebus announces RNC re-election bid, majority support

    Reince Priebus said Friday he will seek re-election to chairman of the Republican National Committee, and said he has enough commitments from the 168 members to win.

  • **FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

    Republican Party making gains on fundraising front

    The 2010 midterm elections were a dream come true for the GOP at the ballot box but a nightmare for its bank accounts. Going forward into this year's elections, party officials eagerly tout the recent headway they've made in fundraising, but just how well those gains match up to the Democrats' efforts depends on who's being asked.

  • ** FILE ** Maryland Delegate Patrick L. McDonough. (The Washington Times)

    Maryland Delegate McDonough to run for Congress

    Maryland Delegate Pat L. McDonough, a Baltimore County Republican who helped lead a successful petition drive against the state's Dream Act, announced Thursday he will run for Congress or Senate next year.

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele got campaign cash from developer Patrick Q. Ricker through "straw donors." Nothing in his plea agreement indicates they were aware of the illegal nature of the contributions.

    Developer in Johnson probe gave illegal campaign cash

    A developer who pleaded guilty in connection with a federal investigation into former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson also appears to have given tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions through "straw donors" to former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and former Rep. Albert Wynn.

  • **FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

    Priebus plots RNC's long climb out of financial hole

    Reince Priebus, just over a month into his term as Republican National Committee chairman, is cutting costs and cultivating the party's donor base in an aggressive bid to fix the national party's tattered balance sheet.

  • Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele makes his remarks during a Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Barbour defeats Boehner in proxy battle for control of RNC; Steele ousted

    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."

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele is being urged to step aside after the first balloting Friday and save face. He is in a five-way contest in his fight to remain chairman for another two years. (Associated Press)

    RNC's Steele being urged to exit gracefully

    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.

  • Incumbent RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele faces some rivals for the job Monday at the National Press Club. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Time for change at the RNC

    Members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) will cast ballots today naming the individual they believe should lead the party organization into the pivotal 2012 presidential election cycle. Five candidates are vying for the post. Irrespective of their individual virtues, it's become painfully clear over the past two years that the right choice is anyone but Michael S. Steele.

  • Maria Cino, an official in the George W. Bush administration, is among several people who have emerged as potential challengers to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele. (Associated Press)

    BERG: Who should lead the GOP?

    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.

  • IN THE RUNNING: Michael S. Steele says he'll seek another term as head of the Republican National Committee. (Associated Press)

    MELADY: Michael S. Steele for RNC chairman

    Tomorrow, Republicans through their state chairmen and committeemen will elect the chairman of the Republican National Committee. There is special importance to the election as this chairman will lead the party in the national presidential elections of November 2012.

  • Incumbent RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele faces some rivals for the job Monday at the National Press Club. (Associated Press)

    Showdown over Steele dominates RNC gathering

    Top GOP officials fear the White House could slip through their fingers next year unless a new Republican National Committee chairman of integrity and managerial competence emerges as the victor in Friday's elections.

  • **FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele (Associated Press)

    GOP moneymen unite against 2nd term for Steele

    A group of former Republican National Committee finance chairmen issued an unprecedented joint public condemnation of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele on Tuesday and urged his defeat in the upcoming election for party chief.

  • Rivals for RNC chief vow to improve party finances

    Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and the four candidates vying for his job engaged in an occasionally heated debate Monday in which the challengers took aim at the RNC's unprecedented red ink and lackluster fundraising.

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