April 9th, 2010
12:51 PM ET
4 years ago

RNC members sign letter in support of Steele

Thirty-one members of the RNC have signed a letter re-affirming their support for Chairman Michael Steele.
Thirty-one members of the RNC have signed a letter re-affirming their support for Chairman Michael Steele.

New Orleans (CNN) – Thirty-one members of the Republican National Committee have signed on to a letter re-affirming their support for chairman Michael Steele in the wake of a spending scandal that has rocked the committee and handed the embattled party leader the most serious challenge of his term.

The letter, organized by Steele allies on the committee over the last 12 hours and provided to CNN, is intended to give the chairman a much-needed boost after nearly two weeks of bad press. It's signed by 31 state GOP chairs from around the country, with more expected to sign on.

The statement of support comes a day after two members of the RNC - both from North Carolina - called on Steele to resign. A number of committee members are gathered in New Orleans, where the Southern Republican Leadership Conference is being held. Steele is scheduled to address the conference on Saturday.

The state chairs called Steele's record of winning elections "stellar" and described his fundraising ability as "solid."

"The charge of any national Chairman is to raise money and win elections," the letter reads, touting the $100 million has raised as chairman and signature GOP victories in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

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Filed under: 2010 • Michael Steele • RNC
April 9th, 2010
12:42 PM ET
April 9th, 2010
12:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Stupak writes letter to constituents

(CNN) - Rep. Bart Stupak, who announced his retirement earlier today, sent the following letter to his constituents on Friday.

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Filed under: Bart Stupak
April 9th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'I honor his service to America' -Reid

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement Friday.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • John Paul Stevens • Supreme Court
April 9th, 2010
12:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'I wish him well in his retirement' -Cornyn

(CNN) – Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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Filed under: John Cornyn • John Paul Stevens • Supreme Court
April 9th, 2010
11:36 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to address Stevens retirement

(CNN) - A senior administration official tells CNN President Obama is expected to address the Justice Stevens retirement announcement when he arrives back at the White House.

The President is expected to arrive about 1:20 p.m. ET.

April 9th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
4 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'His integrity is rock solid' -Durbin

(CNN) - Sen. Dick Durbin, the number two Senate Democrat and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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Filed under: Dick Durbin • John Paul Stevens • Supreme Court
April 9th, 2010
11:11 AM ET
2 months ago

Stevens reaction: 'A remarkably dedicated public servant' -Hatch

(CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch, the former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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Filed under: John Paul Stevens • Orrin Hatch • Supreme Court
April 9th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Stevens reaction: Justice had 'legendary vigor' -McConnell

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
11:03 AM ET
4 years ago

Stevens reaction: Last of 'the Greatest Generation' -Leahy

(CNN) - Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement Friday.

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Filed under: John Paul Stevens • Patrick Leahy • Supreme Court
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