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Steele Helping State Senate GOP Raise Money Tonight

Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael S. Steele, who recently announced his candidacy for chairman of the Republican National Committee, is headlining a fundraiser in his home state tonight.

The event, in Savage, Md., is being hosted by the state Senate's new GOP leadership team, Minority Leader Allan H. Kittleman (R-Howard) and Minority Whip Nancy Jacobs (R-Harford). Proceeds benefit the Maryland Senate GOP Slate, an organization that seeks to boost the representation of the minority party in the 47-member chamber. Republicans currently hold 14 seats.

Tickets start at $100. Paying $500 gains access to a VIP reception with a "photo opportunity."

By John Wagner  |  November 17, 2008; 1:36 PM ET
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Michael Steele may be popular with the Maryland GOP but his name is now synonymous with sleaze among most voters in the state, esp. PG County.

His tireless self-promoting quest to become RNC Chair would not benefit the moribund Republican Party. As an often independent who voted many times for Mac Matthias, Larry Hogan--and who would have voted for Helen Bentley had the MD Republican party been intelligent enough to nominate her instead of Ellen Sauerbrey, I think I can tell you what the Republican party needs. We need real problem solvers like Tim Pawlenty or Bobby Jindal, Republicans of untarnished character, who have worked bi-partisanly on many issues. Mr. Steele never accomplished the only real project given to him by Bob Ehrlich--reporting on death sentencing rates by race--and merely served as Ehrlich's hatchet man. This past election proved Barbara Mikulski's famous quote after defeating Linda Chavez--"in Maryland, dirty politics is losing politics." Steele's participation in Ehrlich's slimey actics in PG County, where homeless Philly men distributed fraudulent election flyers left his state's citizens with a bad taste in their mouth. Please don't think he will save the Republican Party--far from it. He and Palin will bury it.

Posted by: commonsense101 | November 17, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

The best they can raise is $100? How awful.

Posted by: PrinceGeorgian | November 18, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Might want to check out my exclusive interview with Michael Steele at our site Thx.

John Lofton, Editor
Recovering Republican

Posted by: F9CEmzZ | November 18, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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