February 3rd, 2009
05:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Steele announces transition team

(CNN) – Newly minted Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele announced his transition team Tuesday. The group is dominated by RNC members who backed the new leader during the election.

Steele also chose former rival Saul Anuzis, who endorsed him after withdrawing from the race, to be a part of the team. The group will start concentrating on gubernatorial and local elections right away, along with recruiting new candidates, building volunteer networks and forging relationships with local parties, according to a press release.

Co-chairs of Steele transition team include:

Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis

Mississippi National Committeeman Henry Barbour

Illinois National Committeeman Pat Brady

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer

Michigan National Committeewoman Holly Hughes

Northern Mariana Islands National Committeeman Bo Palacios

California National Committeeman Shawn Steel

Maryland National Committeeman Joyce Tehres

Oregon GOP Chairman Bo Tiernan

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  1. Angela from Miami.

    Steele is Fox News black man. He must be the only black who apears on Fox. Fox, Steele, and the Repub party is a white party. Steele misses his own self identity. What is he doing in the white party? Can't he see that the Republican party is using him to try and win over the minority, the Hispanics, and African-Americans. If Obama did not win the presidency, someone like Steele could and would never be selected – or even given the slighest chance to run for the Chair he heads now. What a pity!!!! It is a shame when people allows others to use them like that.

    February 3, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  2. John

    Steele forgot to add Jack Abramoff to the team.

    February 3, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |


    February 3, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Here is the info on Mr. Steele. He dropped out of the seminary, he failed the bar exam and he tried to steal an election first time out. That does not show alot of integrity or intelligence. He stated in his first speech that he will encourage Repubs to obstruct, delay, confuse etc. He finishes sentences with "Babe" or "Baby" and he called George Bush his "Homeboy". And you are trying to say he is smarter than Obama? Obama's kids are smarter than he is.

    The man has serious intelligence issues. The only thing he wants is power. Well he has it now but he will never get any further. He hasnt got the smarts. Must be related to Palin.

    February 3, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. Ms. Johnson, Pearland,Texas

    Michael Steele the son of a sharecropper with a 5th grade education,who I am sure made every sacrifice for him to be well educated and a person who would fight for people with a similar circumstance, who are not able to fight for themselves. He instead joined the party of David Duke, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Rush Laumbaugh, Sarah Palin etc. What a disappointment. President Lincoln freed the salves not because he believed it was right but to save the union. The Republican party rewarded President Lincoln by placing his face on a penny.

    February 3, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Dems are the true racists

    I can't believe the VILE that is coming out from the Dems on Steele – he is a true conservative and good man to lead the Repubs back to the majority. Remember – it was YOU DEMOCRATS that threw OREOS at Steele when he was running for Senate in MD. Wow – that's not racist, huh? Liberals = the height of hipocracy (just look at Obama the past 2 weeks)

    February 3, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  7. TexasAnnie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

    He should have just announced that Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would be running the Republican party– they already do for the most part. Fox News, "fair & balanced", what a laugh. I watched Hannity last night until I started to gag. What a biased jerk.

    February 3, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
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