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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Michael S. Steele
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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"It would be very helpful if Ted Cruz and Gov. Perry in particular came out in support of the solution here," Mr. Steele said. "It is a humanitarian crisis, as the president, I think, rightly noted, and it is one the United States has to deal with."