Many Expect Steele to Nix Bid for RNC Re-Election Tonight

Monday, 13 Dec 2010 10:18 AM

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The long drama surrounding beleaguered Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appears ready to end. He will announce Monday night whether he will seek re-election to the position, and key supporters say the answer is no, Politico reports.

steele, rnc, chair, decisionA new chairman will be elected next month. Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, hasn’t put together a campaign team, making a run at keeping his position unlikely, with more competitors jumping into the fray seemingly day by day. But Steele has proved to be quite mercurial in the past, so it’s difficult to determine how it will all play out.

On Saturday, Steele sent the following e-mail to committee members. “Dear Members, Please join me for a private conference call, Monday December 13th at 7:30pm (EST). For your personal conference code please RSPV to ... Thank you, and I look forward to talking to you Monday evening. Michael.”

A new challenger has emerged for the position: former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, who is now chairman of American Action Network and Forum.

“Norm is leaning towards running, based on his ability to raise money and act as a national surrogate,” a source close to him, tells Politico. But committee insiders say Coleman would be hurt by the leaked news that he promised Steele he wouldn’t run against him.

Other candidates include Wisconsin Republican Chairman Reince Priebus; former RNC co-chair Ann Wagner; Maria Cino, a long-time Republican official backed by former Vice President Dick Cheney; Saul Anuzis, former Michigan Republican chairman; and Gentry Collins, who was RNC political director until last month.



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