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RNC fires finance director Rob Bickhart

The Republican National Committee has fired finance director Rob Bickhart and finance staffer Debbie LeHardy, according to a memo provided by the RNC to the Washington Post. Mary Heitman, the finance director of the Republican Governors Association from 1998 to 2001, will be replacing Bickhart. This comes in the same week that three communication left the RNC.

By David Weigel  |  May 7, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Michael Steele , RNC  
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Steele: 'Questions are being asked' about Obama response to oil spill

Here's how Republicans can thread the needle on criticizing the response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.

By David Weigel  |  May 4, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Michael Steele  
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Steele's 'biggest gaffe so far'

Greg Sargent grabs this from a transcript of a wide-ranging Michael Steele speech. For the last 40-plus years we had a "Southern Strategy" that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South. Well, guess...

By David Weigel  |  April 22, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Michael Steele , Race  | Tags: African American, Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, Ken Mehlman, Michael Steele, Republican, Rush Limbaugh, Southern strategy  
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Steele: 'I've made mistakes'

Reading from a speech, sounding more subdued than he has in previous addresses to activists, RNC Chairman Michael Steele used his closing remarks at the SRLC to make some grudging admissions about the gaffes and scandals that have bedeviled his leadership for the past two weeks.

By David Weigel  |  April 10, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Michael Steele , RNC , SRLC  
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RNC members will meet with Steele to discuss 'distraction,' 'concerns'

NEW ORLEANS -- In a conversation with me and my colleague Amy Gardner, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere said that Republican National Committee members were looking for a good time to meet at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference to discuss...

By David Weigel  |  April 9, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Michael Steele , RNC , SRLC  
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A second RNC committee member calls for Steele to step down

Dr. Ada Fisher, a member of the Republican National Committee from North Carolina, tells me she agrees with fellow RNC member Tom Fetzer's call for Michael Steele to step down.

By David Weigel  |  April 8, 2010; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Michael Steele , RNC  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Palin and Ehrlich sticking by Steele, David Weigel , April 8, 2010
E tu, Michael Zak?, David Weigel , April 7, 2010
Meanwhile, the RNC raises $11.4 million, David Weigel , April 7, 2010
The incredible shrinking Michael Steele, David Weigel , April 6, 2010
When it's time to party, they will party hard, David Weigel , April 6, 2010
 
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