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  • Michael Steele ‘looking at’ run for governor of Maryland

    06/04/2013 7:50:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/04/2013 | John Wagner
    Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chairman and former lieutenant governor of Maryland, is weighing a 2014 gubernatorial bid, he said Monday. “We’re looking at it,” Steele, who is now an MSNBC contributor, told host Chuck Todd on his program “The Daily Rundown” on the network. Steele said he doesn’t feel that he needs to make a decision until the end of the year. His comments came on the same day that Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) became the first major Republican candidate to announce his bid to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). Also Monday, Lt. Gov....
  • Frisco widow vows to spare others her IRS ordeal

    06/02/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/02/13 | Steve Blow
    It’s hard to imagine that life could get worse for Kerri Steele in the months after her husband died of cancer at age 36. But then the Internal Revenue Service came calling. An IRS audit is something we all dread. But imagine facing one in the midst of profound grief. Imagine preparing for one while trying to hold life together as the now-single mother of three young children. “This was horrible,” Kerri said in simple summation. And now she wants to prevent any other grieving person from facing such an ordeal. The whole tragedy was something Kerri never saw coming....
  • Michigan: Republican Cardiologist Steele Considers Senate Run

    04/11/2013 12:42:18 PM PDT · by taildragger · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/10/2014 | By Abby Livingston and Shira Toeplitz
    Cardiologist Rob Steele is considering a bid for the open Senate seat in Michigan in 2014, according to a local source with direct knowledge of his interest. Steele is best-known among Republicans for his 2010 bid against longtime Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich. During that campaign, Steele picked up former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement and gave national Democrats a brief scare that Dingell could lose his safe Democratic seat. Steele lost by 17 points.
  • Prenda Law's Attorneys Take The Fifth Rather Than Answer Judge Wright's Questions (Copyright trolls)

    04/03/2013 10:56:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    popehat.com ^ | 4-2-2013 | Ken
    Today the Prenda Law enterprise encountered an extinction-level event. Faced with a federal judge's demand that they explain their litigation conduct, Prenda Law's attorney principals — and one paralegal — invoked their right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. As a matter of individual prudence, that may have been the right decision. But for the nationwide Prenda Law enterprise, under whatever name or guise or glamour, it spelled doom. -Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here- The crowd gathered early outside of the courtroom of United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II. As before,...
  • Gov. Christie and Michael Steele Join Mayor Bloomberg in Criticizing the NRA

    12/23/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    breitbart ^ | December 22, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    After Wayne LaPierre spoke of the NRA's desire to help make children safer by using its own money and resources to train teachers and work with police departments to have an armed presence at every school that wants it, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former RNC chair Michael Steele joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in crying foul. Said Christie: "In general, I don't think the solution to safety in schools is putting an armed guard because for it to really be effective in my view, from a law enforcement perspective, you have to have an armed guard at every classroom."...
  • Want something worse than re-electing Obama? Well, here it is.............

    11/13/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/12
    Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, floated the idea of running again for the RNC chairman position on Sunday. Asked directly if he would run again on C-Span, Steele said, "It's not a bad idea. I can go shake up the house a little bit more, what do you think?" "Are you serious?" asked the host. "We'll see." Asked when he would announce a decision to run, Steele said, "Oh, I've got time for that."
  • At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist

    08/25/2012 10:26:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-26-2012 | Byron York
    August 26, 2012 At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist Byron York TAMPA — Republicans gathered at the University Club in downtown Tampa Saturday night to honor GOP chairman Reince Priebus. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin delegation, which of course represents Priebus’ home state, and the Mississippi delegation, home of former governor and former RNC chairman Haley Barbour. There were several major players there: Priebus himself, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Barbour and nephew Henry Barbour, former Virginia governor and former RNC chair Jim Gilmore, former chair Mike Duncan, and others. With the presence...
  • CNN Weatherman Blames Tornadoes on Climate Change

    04/04/2012 2:12:28 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    CNN meteorologist Alexandra Steele attributed the severity of the tornado outbreak across Texas, and other extreme weather like it, to global climate change On CNN Newsroom Wednesday.
  • Michael Steele: Brokered Convention Was 'My Goal'

    03/13/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | March 12th | Matt Cantor
    As the GOP nomination process drags on, odds against Republicans seem to be increasing: Voter turnout has dropped, and independents are fleeing Mitt Romney. Turns out, however, that the lengthy contest is just what the former GOP head sought in the first place. "I wanted a brokered convention," Michael Steele tells Mother Jones. It was "one of my goals" in rearranging the Republican nomination process: Steele hoped his party could emulate the excitement of the Democrats' 2008 primary battle.
  • Michael Steele: Rick Perry’s in-state tuition plan for illegal immigrants "very conservative"

    09/30/2011 1:51:37 PM PDT · by martosko · 150 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told The Daily Caller that it was a “very conservative” decision for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to give in-state college tuition rates to illegal immigrant students. “I think it is actually fairly conservative to look at, very conservative, to look at solving the problem in a way that empowers people, gives them opportunities to get out of harms way — fiscally or whatever — and to move the state forward,” he told TheDC during an interview in Washington on Friday.
  • (Michael) Steele in talks to join MSNBC

    05/21/2011 10:08:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-20 | Emily Goodin
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC to be a political analyst, according to sources. Steele would be a prominent Republican voice on a network known for its liberal television hosts. If the deal goes through, he would join the cable network in time to offer commentary on the 2012 elections.
  • Official Obama Criticizer Branded "Inappropriate" by Michael Steele

    05/17/2011 3:38:31 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 17 May 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, in what I think is a first, let's go audio sound bites 18 and 19, Mike. In what may be a first, we have a formal complaint lodged against the Official Obama Criticizer, Bo Snerdley. Bo Snerdley was recently utilized on this program last week as the Official Obama Criticizer, and it was as though it had happened for the first time. Now, we've been featuring the Official Obama Criticizer for close to a year, if not more on this program, but something about last week's version of the Official Obama Criticizer has rubbed...
  • Steele tells GOP candidates, blame yourselves for Trump winning traction (Sour grapes)

    05/03/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Ticket via Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele has a message for Republicans complaining that they have no traction and bemoaning the way that Donald Trump is dominating 2012 news: Blame yourselves. "You want to be president, get out there and stake your claim--make your mark," Steele said on ABC's "Top Line" Monday. "If you want to let Donald Trump take all the oxygen out of the room, then that's on the guys and gals who let him do that. You can't blame Donald Trump, because he's figured out a way to keep himself in the forefront of the discussion, regardless...
  • Dr Rob Steele exploratory committee formed to run against Debbie Stabenow

    04/14/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT · by taildragger · 22 replies
    On WAAM today. Doc Steele noted he has formed an exploratory committee to potentially run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow for that Senate Seat here in Michigan. A Facebook page has been formed as well to Draft him. See the link to the facebook page...
  • Dingell foe Mulls Michigan Senate Race ( Dr Rob Steele vs. Stabenow !)

    02/25/2011 6:30:40 PM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2011 | David Cantanese
    The lack of a dominate Senate candidate for Michigan Republicans is opening up a window of opportunity for a wild card contender, such as former congressional candidate Rob Steele.
  • Steele: Losing RNC Post ‘Republican Justice’(Once a fool, forever a fool. Goodbye, Mike)

    02/01/2011 7:00:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 32 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/1/11
    Whether joking or not, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele definitely took a swipe at the GOP, when discussing how he lost his re-election for the post on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” When Maher notedon Friday that the GOP had huge congressional victories in 2010 under Steele’s watch, and “your reward for that was that you got fired,” Steele replied: “Republican justice. You know the reality of it is — oops — no I don’t want to walk that back,” Steele said, apparently aware of the implications of what he just said. “Remember two years ago, three...
  • Michael Steele Compares Self to Julius Caesar (seriously)

    01/19/2011 11:34:11 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/19/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Outgoing RNC Chairman Michael Steele is not taking his loss sitting down. After losing his bid for a second term, he appears to be firing back at his critics and has laid the blame at the feet of the RNC itself. This comes as Reince Priebus was elected to be the next Chairman. Steele famously (or infamously) was gaffe-prone, calling for a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He also ran the RNC into a massive debt after coming in with a considerable surplus. Steele was interviewed by FrumForum where he laid down the victim line. Apparently he didn't think that his own...
  • Matthews To Michael Steele: Were You Afraid Republican White Guys Were Scared Of You?

    01/18/2011 7:33:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | January 18, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Heh, I’m not sure this is top news … but, well another example of post racial MSNBC. Should I laugh or should I cry? Even Eugene Robinson could not contain his laughter as Matthews poses his feel good racial question to newly deposed RNC Chairman Michael Steele. The man who almost forgot Obama was black … strikes again. It’s Matthews Martin Luther King Day show with three African Americans on the set at the same time: WaPo’s Eugene Robinson, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and of course Michael Steele. I am not sure what possessed Matthews to ask the question but no...
  • Barbour defeats Boehner in proxy battle for control of RNC; Steele ousted

    01/15/2011 8:35:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    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 Boehner." The newly-elected RNC Chairman, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, was the behind-the-scenes choice of Mr. Barbour, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination next year and can benefit from having his man heading up the GOP's top fundraising and campaign organization. Mr. Priebus bested Mr. Boehner's choice for the post, former Bush administration official Maria Cino, and two other rivals by the seventh round of voting...
  • Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC

    01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP
    WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years. Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds. "At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a...
  • Steele out, Priebus in. Buh bye RINO!

    01/14/2011 2:46:40 PM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 28 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | 01/14/11 | donjuanluis
    Mike Steele, the troubled RNC chair, stepped down from the RNC in the fourth round of the voting on Friday. Reince Priebus won the RNC chairmanship in the seventh round after being the leader all day. Both [TheHill.com] and [Washingtontimes.com] have the details. Check out our previous post on RINO Steele. Check back for more blog update coverage.
  • Reince Priebus Leads First RNC Ballot [LIVE thread]

    01/14/2011 11:08:07 AM PST · by iowamark · 239 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 01/14/2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus led after the first ballot in the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Needing 85 votes among the 168 members to win, Priebus took 45 votes in the first round. Trailing Priebus after one round is Chairman Michael Steele with 44 votes, former RNC official Maria Cino with 32 votes, Michigan Committeeman Saul Anuzis with 24 votes, and former Missouri GOP Chairwoman Ann Wagner with 23 votes. Several more ballots are expected before someone reaches the 85-vote threshold. Steele won the 2009 race after six rounds, defeating a five-candidate field that included...
  • Steele drops out of RNC Chair race

    01/14/2011 1:05:28 PM PST · by Justaham · 121 replies
    NBC | 1-14-11
    From Tritter: Michael Steele drops out of RNC chair race, saying: "It's very clear that the party wants to do something different." - NBC Story developing....
  • Steele's final pitch: 'You won' [& he misquotes his favorite book]

    01/14/2011 10:53:19 AM PST · by matt1234 · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/14/2011 | Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray
    Michael Steele unintentionally said it best himself at a debate for chairman of the Republican National Committee: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," he said, incorrectly attributing the line to "War and Peace," which he called his favorite book. (It's from "A Tale of Two Cities.") Today, at a sprawling resort just outside Washington, Steele delivering a speech -- in his capacity as RNC chairman -- was essentially his last pitch to members before today's vote of the 168 committee members who, will determine his fate this afternoon. "You shocked the world," he told...
  • RNC's Steele Urged to Exit Gracefully (Vote for Committee Chair happens this afternoon)

    01/14/2011 7:37:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/11
    <p>Some supporters of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele are privately urging him to consider a graceful exit strategy, sources told The Washington Times, as RNC members prepare for Friday's showdown vote on who will lead the party for the next two years.</p>
  • The Dumbest Answer in the RNC Chair Debate…And It Got The Most Applause!

    01/08/2011 3:10:12 PM PST · by jenk · 12 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 1/8/11 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    While I did not get a chance to watch the whole debate last Monday, I took the time to watch it this morning on youtube. The most applauded answer of the debate was given by Ann Wagner when asked how many guns she owned. She answered that she just got a new gun safe for Christmas, and she has 16 guns in total including a glock and an assault rifle. That was the dumbest answer of the debate. My father-in-law and I do not agree on much. He is a Democrat, I’m a Republican, but he taught me a very...
  • Steele defends his record

    01/04/2011 2:39:49 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 5 replies
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 1/4/2011 | First Read NBC News via MSNBC
    From NBC's Mark Murray, Ali Weinberg, and Alexandra Moe Today's debate for Republican National Committee chairman was supposed to be all about Michael Steele, especially after he announced he was running for re-election last month.
  • Michael Steele to debate challengers for RNC chair today (Live on C-SPAN)

    01/03/2011 9:41:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-3-2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    Michael Steele to debate challengers for RNC chair today Matthew SheffieldJanuary 3, 2010 Later today at 1pm ET, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will be facing off against several challengers at a debate. Under fire for months for spending too much and injecting himself into the public eye, Steele faces an uphill battle. Earlier today, Politico reported that over half of the 168 RNC members it surveyed said they would not vote to re-elect him.Joining Steele at the debate will be lobbyist and former deputy RNC chairwoman Maria Cino; Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus; Saul Anuzis, an opponent...
  • Majority of RNC against Michael Steele

    01/03/2011 8:03:26 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/3/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS & JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele faces an all-but-impossible path to reelection this month, as a majority of the RNC’s 168 members indicate that they will not support the controversial chairman for another term. A weeklong canvass of the party’s governing board by POLITICO revealed 88 members who have decided not to vote for Steele, either opting to support one of his opponents or simply ruling out Steele as a choice in the race. Fifty-five members, some of whom have endorsed one of Steele’s challengers, have signaled that they will not support the chairman under any circumstances. An additional 33...
  • Steele Fires Back, Responds To Critics(Go ahead, Mike, we expect you to play race card anyway)

    01/03/2011 6:26:28 AM PST · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    humanevents ^ | 1/3/11 | jason mattera
    Michael Steele surprised the chattering class of Washington, D.C., by announcing his plans to run for re-election as RNC chairman. Surely, he would resign and move on, right? After all, the Beltway “insiders” tell us that, under Steele’s leadership, the GOP’s donor base withered away; that the prized 72-hour “get-out-the-vote” program was underfunded and ineffective, and that he’s wastefully blown through hundreds of thousands of dollars on a national convention that is still a year-and-a-half away. Word on the block is, “anybody but Steele.” But there are always two sides to every story—especially in the Nation’s Capital, where political knives...
  • FreedomWorks Poll

    01/01/2011 10:34:44 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 8 replies
    Freedom Works email ^ | 12-30-10 | Dick Armey
    The Republican National Committee will raise and spend in excess of $400 million over the next 2 years. Normally the procedure of picking an RNC Chairman to lead the Republican Party is a closed process. The 168 members of the RNC vote to choose the new chairman in early January 2011. On December 1st FreedomWorks was given unique involvement in the chairman selection process. For the first time in history Americans were involved in the process of vetting candidates for the position. Tea Party organizers and real Americans could view and ask questions while watching online. FreedomWorks and the Republican...
  • GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group

    12/31/2010 3:30:02 PM PST · by julieee · 25 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 31, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group Washington, DC - Republican Party chairman candidate Maria Cino became the final candidate for the national party chairman position to interview with the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political group. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/31/gop-chair-candidate-cino-explains-helping-pro-abortion-group/
  • Michael Steele falls further behind in RNC chair campaign

    12/28/2010 11:08:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 12/28/2010 | Patrick Caldwell
    More than one-third of RNC members have publicly stated their intentions. According to The Hotline’s latest whip count, Michael Steele continues to fall behind former Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus in his bid to maintain his position as chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Iowan Gentry Collins has picked up one delegate, bringing his total to three and leaving him badly trailing in the race for the RNC’s top spot.As of Monday, Priebus was publicly supported by 22 voting RNC delegates, compared to only 12 behind Steele. Former Michigan Republican chair Saul Anuzis is breathing right down Steele’s neck...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    12/16/2010 8:51:42 PM PST · by abigail2 · 8 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | December 17, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Steele's move stuns GOP donors

    12/14/2010 6:03:10 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | December 14, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    Some of the Republican Party’s most prominent donors reacted Tuesday with shock — and then fury — to Michael Steele’s decision to seek re-election, bluntly warning that they would not raise money for the party if the controversial chairman wins another term. None of the contributors has a vote on the committee, but with worries about the debt-ridden party’s finances hanging over Steele, the unambiguous threats could further undermine the incumbent’s already-dim prospects for victory. While nothing firm was planned, a number of the contributors said they had been in contact with one another since Steele’s announcement Monday night about...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    12/14/2010 6:38:39 PM PST · by abigail2 · 9 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | December 15, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Obamacare Lobbyist Maria Cino Is Running For RNC Chairmanship

    12/14/2010 5:10:59 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 12:09 PM Is this really what the Republican Party needs going into 2012? (Politico) Maria Cino, the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation under President George W. Bush announced her intention of running for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in November. She has a distinguished career as a politician in the Republican Party. Maria Cino also worked as an Obamacare lobbyist for Pfizer, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company since 2009. Pfizer CEO Jeffrey kindler was a staunch supporter of Obamacare. According to the Wall...
  • Top RNC official hasn't voted in GOP primary for years

    12/14/2010 6:05:08 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Hallow
    The Republican National Committee's top outreach official, hired to make help make the party younger and more diverse, hasn't voted in a Republican primary election of any kind since before 2000, The Washington Times has learned. But longtime Washington lobbyist Angela Sailor, 42, and her political consultant husband, Elroy, 41, did vote in the 2008 Virginia Democratic presidential primary, according to Prince William County election records. Mr. Steele, who was expected to talk about his own future at the RNC later Monday, raised eyebrows after his election in January 2009 when he announced the creation of an RNC Department of...
  • Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are"

    12/14/2010 4:21:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 14, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are." Struggling RNC chairman Michael Steele was a late guest on Greta van Susteren’s On the Record last night. Steele has been in the news recently because not only did he announce his intention to run for reelection as RNC chairman, but also because many Republicans and conservatives don’t want him to return, primarily because of his sorry performance. Steele confirmed many doubts people have about him when he blurted out that he liked going to Harlem as RNC chair because "that’s where the votes are." The weird...
  • Steele to seek reelection as RNC chair

    12/13/2010 6:29:54 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 13, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli
    <p>Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stunned friends and foes Monday by launching a fight to keep his job.</p> <p>Steele discussed his decision during a conference call Monday night with members of the Republican National Committee.</p>
  • Sources Say Steele Will Seek Second Term As RNC Chair

    12/13/2010 1:44:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/13/10 | Doug McKelway
    Controversial Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who last month presided over the GOP's biggest electoral gains since 1938, will announce tonight that he is running for re-election, Fox News has learned from two RNC members. Ending weeks of rumors that he would not seek a second term, Steele plans to throw his hat into the ring during a conference call with RNC members at 7:30 p.m. ET, the sources said. Steele is said to be amused by false reports of his retirement and intentionally kept his plans secret for the last month in order to flush out competitors for...
  • Sources: RNC Chairman Steele to Announce He Won't Run for Second Term

    12/13/2010 8:26:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Sources: RNC Chairman Steele to Announce He Won't Run for Second Term Published December 12, 2010 | FoxNews.com Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to announce he will drop out of the highly contested race to keep his post, multiple RNC sources told FoxNews.com on Sunday. Fox News has confirmed Steele sent an e-mail to committee members Saturday night with the subject line, “conference call.” In the note, he asked members to join him "for a private conference call" Monday evening.
  • Black Conservative Group Launches Petition Drive To Remove RNC Chairman Michael Steele

    12/13/2010 7:36:37 AM PST · by abigail2 · 38 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Black Conservative Group Launches Petition Drive To Remove RNC Chairman Michael Steele Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, a national 501 (c) (4) nonprofit organization created to educate, motivate, and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral and political issues that threaten America, announced today that his group is launching a “Michael Steele Must Go!” petition drive. Rev. Peterson was one of the first Republicans to publicly call for embattled RNC Chairman Michael Steele to step down last January, citing his financial mismanagement and lack of conservative convictions to lead the committee. “I am encouraging...
  • RNC Chairman Steele to Announce He Won't Run for Second Term as Chairman

    12/12/2010 7:25:54 PM PST · by dennisw · 50 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published December 12, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to announce he will drop out of the highly contested race to keep his post, sources told FoxNews.com on Sunday. Fox News has confirmed Steele sent an e-mail to committee members Saturday night with the subject line, “conference call.” In the note, he asked members to join him "for a private conference call" Monday evening. Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House, narrowed the gap in the Senate and picked up 19 state legislative bodies in the November midterm election, but pressure has been mounting all year for Steele to step...
  • Steele is no-show at RNC hopefuls' forum--Criticism muted as four focus on party finances

    12/01/2010 7:47:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The Republican elephant in the room wasn't in the room, but a group of contenders were already promising big changes Wednesday if they win the race to replace embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele next month.Mr. Steele chose to skip the first forum of candidates for the RNC chairman's post, which did attract two declared candidates and two others considering entering the race. The absence of the incumbent, who has faced heavy internal criticism during his tenure as party chairman, led to some speculation he might not seek a second two-year term."I don't know if it's a...
  • Job Requirement: Stronger than Steele

    12/01/2010 5:14:55 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The era of Michael Steele’s chairmanship of the Republican National Committee appears to be nearing its end. At least some of the men and women who aspire to Steele’s job will meet Wednesday for a debate before conservative activists and some RNC members sponsored by FreedomWorks and the Conservative Steering Committee, a group of RNC members who are worried about ideological drift in the national party organization. At least one more debate will be held in January, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform. The first oddity in the crowded field is how many former allies of the current RNC chairman...
  • Probe of Steele spending sought; RNC leader cites 'wasted donors' dollars' in request

    11/30/2010 5:01:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2010-11-30 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    A member of the Republican National Committee's top panel will call for an investigation of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele's spending, warning that "cronyism" dried up big-donor fundraising this year and now is jeopardizing major-donor fundraising for the 2012 GOP presidential nominating convention in Tampa, Fla. Oregon RNC member Solomon Yue will call on the group's executive committee to freeze hiring and spending and review all RNC contracts. "We know the RNC's big donors left us in this election cycle because Steele pocketed speaking fees and book royalties, and because he hired aides and friends - and paid them two...
  • Steele Comes Under Fire For Spending Binge--Salad days for the Cook family.

    11/29/2010 3:08:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies · 4+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 29, 2010 | John Hayward
    Michael Steele’s tenure as chairman of the Republican National Committee has been marked by some stunning verbal gaffes, and serious criticism of his management decisions.  Two weeks ago, Gentry Collins resigned as political director of the RNC with a bombshell memo detailing fundraising and voter-turnout failures on Steele’s watch.  Now the Daily Caller reports that Solomon Yue, a member of the RNC executive committee, is calling for an investigation into “tens of thousands of dollars” paid to Steele’s former personal assistant, her son, and her sister. The Washington Times points out that RNC members have been uncomfortable with the...
  • RNC convention spending alarms party veterans

    11/28/2010 5:13:00 AM PST · by paudio · 4 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11.27.10 | Dan Balz
    Heavy spending for the 2008 national convention did not start until the summer and fall of 2007. By end of September 2006, the party had spent $35,500 on convention arrangements. That compares with the more than $636,000 spent to date. The total spent on preparations prior to July 2007 was $411,000. The arrangements committee is on pace to spend $2 million to $3 million by summer. "They're hamstringing the next presidential nominee," said an official familiar with past convention arrangements. He said money spent now cannot be replaced, potentially limiting the choices the next nominee will have in staging the...
  • Steele on thin ice at helm of Republican Party

    11/26/2010 10:01:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Nov 2010 | Philip Elliott
    By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Philip Elliott, Associated Press – 1 hr 12 mins ago WASHINGTON – A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael 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. More than four dozen interviews with members of the 168-member central committee found fear that a badly damaged Steele could emerge from the wreckage of a knockdown, drag-out fight to head the party as it challenges President Barack Obama in 2012. While most agree that Steele's...