Mary Cheney Backs Ex-Bush Aide for RNC 

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com November 22 2010 1:10 PM ET

Former Bush administration official Maria Cino has the support of Mary Cheney for her bid to become the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Politico.com reports.

The lesbian daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney is one of three individuals listed on filing papers as an organizer of the committee, Maria for Chairman. Cino filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to create the committee Friday.

Cino has yet to formally announce her bid, and RNC Chairman Michael Steele has not yet indicated whether he’ll seek a second term. Cino served in a variety of jobs during George W. Bush’s presidency, including a stint as deputy secretary of Transportation.

Cino met with the Log Cabin Republicans during John McCain’s presidential bid while serving as the deputy chairman of political and congressional relations for the RNC.

She is currently a Washington-based lobbyist for Pfizer.