RNC Chairman’s Race 2009

by LukeAmerica2020
After another major party loss, Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan is considering a run for re-election. But, he’ll face a slate of better known potential candidates. The RNC will elect its new chair at the party’s winter meeting in DC just after the inauguration.

Duncan’s contenders for the competitive race include these seven: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele, former Mike Huckabee campaign manager Chip Saltsman, White House budget chief and former Iowa U.S. Representative Jim Nussle, former New Hampshire Senator John Sununu, South Carolina GOP Chair Katon Dawson, and Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis.

According to the Washington Times today (2008-11-11) on the chairmanship race for the Republican National Committee:

A behind-the-scenes battle to take the reins of the Republican National Committee is taking off between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele.

Neither man will acknowledge his interest in the post, but Republicans close to each are burning up the phone lines and firing off e-mails to fellow party members in an effort to oust RNC Chairman Mike Duncan in the wake of the second consecutive drubbing of Republican candidates at the polls.

A bevy of backers for each man, neither of whom is an RNC member, say the committee needs a leader who can formulate a counter-agenda to President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and articulate it on the national stage.

 
Related References …

    Washington Times

    FoxNews.com Blogs

    The Iowa Independent

    DraftSununu.com

    ChicagoTribune.com

    CBSNews.com Blogs

 


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4 Responses to RNC Chairman’s Race 2009

  1. xfire1prod says:

    Yesterday we heard Gingrich (Hannity Radio) quickly state he would not seek the Chairmanship. Gingrich did state He was Considering a Presidential run in 2012.

    Duncan has been off the mainstream media radar for the most part.

    We need a persona that will move the base in a progressive and visionary direction, attract the rest and go head to head with HoWeird Dean’s “starlike” attention that he gets in the media.

  2. GeekGirl2u says:

    Michael Steele would be my pick for the Republican National Committee Chairman. He draws additional attention because he is a rare thing: an elected black Republican. There are thousands of elected black Democrats holding various offices around the country, including several dozen members of Congress. By contrast, there are just 59 black Republicans holding any office requiring a partisan election in the United States, according to a new study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Steele is one of them — and, as a lieutenant governor who must win statewide, he is, in a way, the highest ranking.

    Steele is a rock-ribbed conservative and he is doing everything he can to help the GOP attract black votes. The national GOP may soon discover something Maryland conservatives have known for years: Michael Steele is a terrible thing to waste.

  3. UnderCoverGuy says:

    Newt is not running for RNC Chairman. Newt is supporting Michael Steele for RNC Chairman.

    I am supporting Michael Steele also. He is the best person to serve as RNC Chairman and to help rebuild the Republican Party.

  4. UnderCoverGuy, on 11-11 when this article was posted, Newt was considering a run for the position. Nonetheless, I, too, support Michael Steele.

    His record supports conservative values. He is a good public speaker. And, he won’t be anonymous like current chair, Mike Duncan.

    In fact, IMHO, the republicans might have had gains in the last two election cycles with Steele as the spokesman for the party.

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