Rivals Lining Up To Run Against Republican National Committee Chief

Michael Steele's chances of keeping his job as RNC chairman are slipping away, GOP officials say. More are entering the contest to take the job when his term expires next month, though none has gained traction.As the GOP focuses on unseating President Obama in 2012, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's chances of keeping his job are slipping away, according to present and former party officials.

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    A Florida state employee has been reprimanded and told not to come to work after Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration banned the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” Earlier this month, reports said that officials in the Scott administration ordered Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administrators not to use the terms in documents or meetings because they asserted that the climate science behind global warming was not a “true fact.” More
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    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
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    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Poll: Christie is Republicans' third choice to run for presidentPoll: Christie is Republicans' third choice to run for president
    Gov. Chris Christie is the third most popular choice to run for president in 2016 among Republicans, according to a new national poll released today by Fairleigh Dickinson University. More
  • Field forms to succeed Coats -- Benishek bails on term limit pledge -- Nebraska’s Ashford gets a meaty challenge
    Dan Coats launched quickly on Tuesday, with a slew of would-be senators lining up on both sides of the aisle ... a former finance director of the National Republican Congressional Committee who specializes in direct mail, would be a fundraiser on the ...
    03/25/2015 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • Walker draws scrutiny from GOP rivals for changing positions
    In the past week, aides working for other Republicans expected to run in 2016 have circulated materials ... he signed the bill into law. A former Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, said he has heard from other Republicans about ...
    03/14/2015 - 7:05 pm | View Link
  • Bush Campaign’s Demand for Fidelity Ruffles Some Republican Rivals
    Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. But that was no deterrent for Jeb Bush ... the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, he began receiving ...
    02/26/2015 - 12:45 pm | View Link
  • Everybody is running for president: The Bob Ehrlich edition
    In fact, you might be more familiar with Ehrlich’s lieutenant governor, Michael Steele, who went on to serve as the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Well, you might not be surprised to learn that Ehrlich plans to run for president in 2016.
    01/26/2015 - 1:22 pm | View Link
  • Will Hillary Clinton run for the Democratic nomination unopposed? (+video)
    Washington — Hillary Rodham Clinton is now 100 percent certain to run for president ... is whether there will even be any Democratic primary debates. The Republican National Committee has announced nine for its crew, in an effort to cut back on ...
    01/26/2015 - 11:04 am | View Link
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  • Michael Steele
    After joining the Republican Party, he became chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Central Committee. He was a founding member of the centrist, fiscally ...
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  • Republican National Committee
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States.
    03/31/2015 - 2:46 pm | View Website
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    03/31/2015 - 12:20 am | View Website
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