Former chairman may be joining RNC race
December 1st, 2010
03:08 PM ET
10 years ago

Former chairman may be joining RNC race

Washington (CNN) - The field of candidates seeking to replace Michael Steele atop the Republican National Committee may have just gotten larger.

Former RNC chairman Mike Duncan, who was one of five Republicans who lost to Steele in the 2009 race for chairman, was a last minute addition Wednesday to a forum of candidates organized by FreedomWorks and the Republican National Conservative Caucus, a faction of conservative members within the RNC.

He was joined by three other candidates for the chairmanship: Former Missouri GOP chairwoman Ann Wagner, former RNC political director Gentry Collins and Michigan committeeman Saul Anuzis.

Duncan has been rumored for months to be interested in returning to his old job, which he held from 2007 to 2009, but committee members say he has been lukewarm about mounting another campaign.

Since leaving the committee he has served as chairman of American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-aligned independent group that steered millions of dollars into campaigns around the country in 2010.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Gee, an old white guy wanting to run the GOP ... guess their need to say "We've got a Black guy, too" is done.

    December 1, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Blue_Oasis

    Interesting! Micheal Steele you have served your purpose – the RNC say be gone! I wonder what the conservative radio will say about these folks trying to oust a black man from office (a la Kendrick Meeks).

    December 1, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Disgusted in Texas

    Wow, Dick Armey (FreedomWorks) vs. Cheney (Cinco), vs. Steele, vs. Humpty Dumpty, etc etc etc Wait! Have any of
    these people been annointed by Queen Sarah, or Crybaby Beck, or Faux News? America the Ugly at its best.

    December 1, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Squigman

    A game show host by any other color, still looks like a game show host. The reason we look like fools to the rest of the world, is because we vote for fools to be our leaders. WAKE – UP..

    December 1, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. pw

    Bye uncle tom steele, you getting thrown off the plantation; you serve your purpose. He tried to run for senator twice in the state of maryland; failed both times. The majority of people in the state of maryland see him as a big joke!!!

    December 1, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. NVa Native

    Fox claims their propogandists are analyists – well they are anal.
    And Steele claims he is effective – at what being the black guy the Repubs aquired to attack our black President then realized rascism is acceptable to their base, so Steele is obsolete on so many levels.
    Any questions? No, never.

    December 1, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |