WASHINGTON (CNN) – A GOP source says the assumption is incoming Republican National Committee Chief Michael Steele will ”at least for an interim period” retain some staffers, especially those in divisions that are at a skeletal stage now, despite his recent request for mass resignations.
The source estimates that the post-election RNC staff is down to about 100 people from more than 400 in pre-election days.
This week, Steele asked for the resignations of the entire RNC headquarters staff. A number of those staffers have been told they will not have a job as of February 15.
That request by Steele is a standard one. The Obama team made a similar request at the Democratic National Committee after the president's pick, Tim Kaine, took control.