Steele May Lack Support of RNC’s Black Members

Monday, 27 Dec 2010 01:36 PM

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has lost the support of key GOP constituencies in his bid for re-election as RNC chairman next month. And that includes at least one of the RNC’s two black members — Ada Fisher from North Carolina, Roll Call reports.

Fisher has spoken out vociferously against Steele since she voted against him in favor of former South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, who is white, in 2009.

"Nobody asked the black members of the RNC what they felt, and I don't know that the other people were courted or asked for their votes," Fisher says of that contest.

The other black RNC member, Glenn McCall of South Carolina, also supported Dawson for chairman of the RNC on all six ballots in 2009.

Fisher already says she won’t support Steele this time. As for McCall, “I haven't made up my mind," he tells Roll Call. "I'm getting feedback from grass-roots activists in the state and also our elected officials, and if I just went purely on that, it would say he's not the person the grass-roots activists want here in South Carolina."




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