March 30th, 2009
12:03 PM ET
13 years ago

Thirty-three year veteran employee leaving the RNC

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/30/art.steeleseal0330.gi.jpg caption="Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele was recently elected chairman of the RNC."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A veteran employee of the Republican National Committee is leaving the organization, a spokesman confirmed to CNN.

RNC chief financial officer Jay Banning, who has been with the committee for 33 years, is resigning. No reason for the resignation was given.

Banning's departure comes as new RNC chair Michael Steele continues to shake up the organization and revamp its operations after a thorough internal review.

Banning's resignation was first reported by Roll Call.


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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Emily

    It is about time!

    March 30, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. jj

    haha, any coincidence with 32 year veteran of GM?

    March 30, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. kerry

    copycat, did I hear Mr. steele say he is a chess player too? That sounded like someone else in the white house.....

    March 30, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    He's probably thinking to himself that the RNC is going to hell in a handbasket and he can't work for Mr. "incompetant" Steele.

    March 30, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  5. Obama 2.0

    He is tired of the stale non ideas and is now a Progressive Republican!

    March 30, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. Dan, TX

    Dang, 33 years, it's about time to retire I'd say. Enjoy your well-earned retirement sir!

    March 30, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. Jenny Creiger

    Oh, RNC, before I forget, last one out turn off the lights!

    March 30, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  8. mike

    With the republicans, if President Obama do this, they do that. Any coincidence?

    March 30, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. jack

    Any coincidence, with GM step down?

    March 30, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. gl, Pittsburgh

    He sounds like a very smart man. Get out way you can before the ship sink evey more.

    March 30, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  11. alvino

    Any one who could stick with the GOP that long and not be nuts has my respect.

    March 30, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. Sammy

    Can you blame him?

    March 30, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  13. JD

    It's probably because Michael Steele is an idiot.

    March 30, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  14. 35% of Americans are TRAITORS for wanting America to FAIL and 65% of Americans to SUFFER!

    Anyone that puts up with neo-cons for 33 years, has a special place in Heaven.

    Until then, enjoy your retirement!

    March 30, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    I think Banning just might have stayed at the "party" to long.

    March 30, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  16. Island girl

    After such a party fiasco, I would not be surprised if a conga line gets started right behind him.

    March 30, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  17. SHIRLEY "60"

    This guy should have left over 20 years ago. In this type of organization, a fresher take with younger blood would probably have been beneficial.

    March 30, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  18. Larry from RI

    Only the nastiest rats will be left on that sinking ship of fools called the GOP!

    BUH-BYE!

    March 30, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  19. KLK

    Good for him.

    March 30, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Personally, I hope this is the first departure of many. Once the neo-con nitwits who stole the party have all left, maybe real Conservatives–you know, the people who really do believe in smaller government, not spending money we don't have, and staying the hell out of other country's affairs–can come back in and try to repair the damage.

    March 30, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  21. President Obama Brings It!

    I wish they would all walk into the ocean never to be heard from again. We are living in the 21st century, and until the Republicans realize that the status quo is changing, they don't have a chance. It is not business as usual anymore. The American people are tired of it and of them. A government of the people, by the people and for the people means just that. Not of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. Nothing wrong with being rich, but it's not entitlement to the highest office in the land just because of it. Humility and humbleness goes a long way to soften hearts. But you got to mean it. And people can see through the phoniness Republicans. Get a clue.

    March 30, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  22. anderson

    33 years with the RNC...the man is a saint! Enjoy your retirement!

    March 30, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  23. MaryJo Bruce Surprise, Ariz

    Go Michael Steele.

    March 30, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. pat C.

    with steele [my bad] running things,he is probably starting a trend.
    everything the dumb repubs do always backfires on them. i am sure the good ole white boys are just not willing to work for mr. bling hip-hop man.

    March 30, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. zach

    Good. Perhaps the remnants would restore the conservative party to what it should be.

    March 30, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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