Republican chairman's race: Who's in the running (Updated)
Updated 11/19/2010 04:31 p.m.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has yet to formally announce whether he will seek a second two-year term, but that has not stopped others from declaring that they will run against him or hinting at their intention to do so.
The 168 members of the RNC will vote on the matter in January. In the meantime, we will be keeping a tally of those who have formally announced they will be running for the chairmanship or have hinted that they are considering a bid:
-- Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis announced Nov. 12 that he will run to be chairman of the Republican National Committee, becoming the first -- though almost certainly not the last -- candidate in the race against Michael Steele. Read More
-- Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins has been considering whether to run for the chairmanship of the party's national committee, three sources familiar with his thinking said Nov. 16. The bid would come hard on the heels of Collins's resignation from the RNC. Read more
-- Former Republican National Committee official Mario Cino is dipping her toe in the water for a run at the RNC chairmanship, forming a working group to explore a bid and registering a campaign website. Read more
--Ann Wagner, an ambassador during the Bush administration who was co-chairwoman of the RNC from 2001 to 2005, has been meeting with RNC members to gauge her potential support and "is taking a very serious look at this," Republican consultant John Hancock said Friday. Read more
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| November 16, 2010; 7:08 PM ET
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