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Priebus Elected RNC Chair on 7th Ballot

UPDATE XV: On the seventh ballot, Wisconsin GOP chairman Reince Priebus got 97 votes and was thereby elected the new chairman of the Republican National Committee. Tough fight. Congratulations to the winner. Hopefully he won’t seek vengeance against his opponents. They say those Cheeseheads can be heinously vindictive. Just ask Troglopundit. UPDATE XVI: The final […]

RNC: Saul Anuzis Under Fire

The rough stuff continues in the contest for the Republican National Committee chairmanship. A week ago, Wisconsin  GOP chair Reince Priebus got blasted for his law firm’s stimulus-pimping business. Now it appears that Michigan’s Saul Anuzis is in the oppo-research crosshairs.  An anonymous e-mail calls attention to tax liens against B & S Telecom (PDF documents […]

MELTDOWN: Wisconsin GOP Chair’s RNC Bid Destroyed by Stimulus Scandal

Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus was, until tonight, a contender to replace Michael Steele as chairman for the Republican National Committee. But Priebus’s evident involvement in soliciting federal stimulus funds for his law firm’s clients emerged Tuesday as a scandal that will likely destroy whatever chance he had, as Dan Riehl explains at Big Government: […]

Steele to Step Aside at RNC
UPDATE: New Report Says Steele Will Seek Another Term as RNC Chair

UPDATE 5:38 p.m.: Guess somebody guessed wrong: Controversial Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who last month presided over the GOP’s biggest electoral gains since 1938, will announce tonight that he is running for re-election, Fox News has learned from two RNC members. Ending weeks of rumors that he would not seek a second term, […]

Democrats Reward Failure

Of course, that’s the principle of their social-welfare policies, but who thought they’d apply it to politics? Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.) promoted an internal candidate to be the new executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Israel, the new DCCC chairman, announced Monday that Robby Mook would be the committee’s next top staffer. Mook […]