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RNC Chair Faces Opposition 

RNC Chair Faces Opposition 


Seeking to carry the momentum of last week's midterm election into 2012, some senior party leaders are pushing for a change in leadership in the Republican National Committee, chaired by former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele for nearly two years.

TheNew York Times reports that some critics fault Steele's leadership and fund-raising ability and are pushing for Republican Party of Wisconsin chair Reince Priebus to run for the position.

"I do think we have to make a change, and I have actively talked to some other members in the last week or so and encouraged a few of them to consider running," said Henry Barbour, a Mississippi Republican Party committeeman and nephew of Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. "There's just too much at risk in the next cycle not to make a change."

According to the Times, both presumptive speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell support a leadership change but would not fight Steele's continued tenure if there were no viable alternative candidates.

Read the full article here.

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