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Michael S. Steele
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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.
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.
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.
The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions.
Three Democrats and a Republican need tender loving care and a nice soft Barcalounger. And cookies. Several journalists are casting their sympathy votes to President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele as the politicians who endured the worst turmoil this year.
The announcement that Michael S. Steele will seek re-election as chairman of the Republican Party surely serves to instill hope in those on the opposite side of the aisle ("Defiant Steele announces bid for second term at the helm of RNC," Page 1, Dec. 14).
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.