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Michael Steele

Michael Steele
Michael Steele is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland under Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Steele became lieutenant governor in 2003 and served until 2007 when Gov. Martin O'Malley was elected. Steele ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 for a seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, but lost to Ben Cardin. After leaving state office, Steele served as chair of the Republican National Committee.
Michael Steele is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland under Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Steele became lieutenant governor in 2003 and served until 2007 when Gov. Martin O'Malley was elected. Steele ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 for a seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, but lost to Ben Cardin. After leaving state office, Steele served as chair of the Republican National Committee. « Show less

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  • Maryland Politics blog: All Michael Steele

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  • "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley

    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley
    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" By Alan Brinkley Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
  • 10 things you might not know about Republicans

    10 things you might not know about Republicans
    When our forefathers threw off their Whigs and became Republicans, they could hardly have imagined that one of their party's biggest stars would call herself a "Mama Grizzly." These are heady days for the GOP, which recaptured the U.S. House this month....
  • RNC chair aims to bring order to GOP's nomination battle

    RNC chair aims to bring order to GOP's nomination battle
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.   ----...
  • Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'

    Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'
    At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
  • Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies

    Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies
    Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, who ran for president, the U.S. Senate and other offices wearing a Colonial-style periwig, died of cancer Saturday at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, according to David Vovak, a brother. The Rockville resident was 39....
  • RNC Chairman Steele: 'I love puppies'

     
    by Mark Silva Michael Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee today after the party's leaders, divided during five rounds of voting, settled on a new leader. The GOP's...
  • Bobby Jindal: Obama 'greatest' speaker

     
    by Mark Silva Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor who suffered no end of ribbing for his response to President Barack Obama's address to Congress last week, admits, flat out, that Obama is a better speaker. "Let's be clear, the president......
  • This a Rush to judgment, or was Steele offended?

     
    Gee, who knows -- do you suppose Michael Steele, now the first African-American chairman of the Republican Party, didn't especially enjoy that "Magic Negro" campaign-time number on Democrat Barack Obama, the first African American major-party presidential...
  • Obama man pokes GOP on Limbaugh

     
    David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, in 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) by Frank James Democrats are obviously beside themselves with glee about the way congressional and national Republicans have tied...
  • Michael Steele: Limbaugh 'distraction'

     
    by Mark Silva It's unanimous: The Republicans lost. Now it's time to pick up the pieces. "We got a drubbing in the last two elections,'' Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said this morning. "We've got a lot of work......