Steele asked to apologize for 'idiot' remark
December 21st, 2010
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Steele asked to apologize for 'idiot' remark

Washington (CNN) - One of Michael Steele's challengers in the Republican National Committee chairman's race is questioning Steele's temperament and demanding that the chairman apologize after he called a veteran RNC member "an idiot" during a recent radio appearance.

The RNC Chairman used the term to describe Indiana Committeeman Jim Bopp, Jr., a longtime RNC member and vocal critic of Steele, after Bopp suggested last week that Steele was "playing the race card" in his re-election bid. Bopp was bothered by Steele's remarks during a conference call with RNC members to announce his bid for a second term, in which Steele said that his re-election would "speak volumes about our willingness to truly be the party of Lincoln."
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Former Steele adviser to enter RNC race
December 13th, 2010
02:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Former Steele adviser to enter RNC race

Washington (CNN) - Gentry Collins, the Republican National Committee's ex-political director, will enter the race to replace Chairman Michael Steele on Monday, sources close to Collins told CNN.

Collins, a veteran political operative, resigned his RNC post last month with a blistering letter to Steele which accused the controversial chairman of poor financial oversight that may have cost the GOP several House seats in the midterm elections.
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