(CNN) – Republican Saul Anuzis can count on his home state to support him in his run to be chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The Michigan Republican Congressional Delegation has announced that they will support an Anuzis campaign for RNC chair.
Anuzis, the former chair of the Michigan GOP, is one of several candidates vying to challenge embattled RNC incumbent Chairman Michael Steele.
In a statement endorsing Anuzis, the delegation said Anuzis "will be a nuts & bolts type of chairman, focused on raising money, redistricting, the next wave of technology, delivering financial resources state parties and other Republican organizations need for victory, and ensuring we have to best possible ground game."
"Saul is not running to be our National Chairman to defeat any Republican – his focus is always on defeating Democrats," the delegation said in the statement. "He is not interested in running for office himself. His only concern is electing Republicans and promoting our party and our ideals. Saul is pledging to serve only one term in which we elect a Republican president. Then he will step aside and support the president's choice for RNC chair."
While the election is just six weeks away, no candidate has emerged as a consensus alternative to Steele and several hopefuls have delayed their timetables as they await an announcement on the chairman's future. If Steele bows out, it would free up his hardcore backers on the committee to look elsewhere.
In past RNC elections at this time, candidates were openly in campaign mode, traveling the country to line up support ahead of the January election. Not so this year.
"What has changed in this cycle is that Steele has not made a decision one way or the other, so that creates an uncertainty that is throwing the timing off," Anuzis told CNN earlier this week.
"He is really kind of throwing a wrench in the whole process. Everybody is kind of waiting for what the chairman is going to do."
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report.