After a day-long process of close votes, Michael Steele, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, has won the position of Party Chairman of the National Republican Committee. Steele is also the first African American to serve in that position.
On accepting the Chair, Steele said, “This is awesome. I accept and appreciate all of you for the opportunity to serve as the next national chairman of our very proud, our very strong, and our very, very hard working Republican National Committee.”
Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship
I welcome Mr. Steele to the party Chair and hope his efforts to return our party to solid conservative footing will be successful.
I also hope that he will make a strong effort to bring other Blacks home to the party that has actually stood with them more against racism and fought Democrats for decades for their Civil Rights.
The Myth of the Racist Republicans
Congratulations on winning the Chair, Mr. Steele. Now, let’s get busy on setting both the party and America on the right track again.
As expected, my email inbox is not deluged with Breaking News Alerts of this “Historic Selection.”
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Posted by Lew Waters at 1:30 PM