Fox News has just reported on Your World that Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele will announce tonight that he will, indeed, run for re-election.
The RNC chair’s next move has been the subject of intense speculation–and rumors of high profile candidates who might throw their hats in the RNC race–with the RNC chair position being seen as a key determining factor in which players are prevailing as the party heads toward challenging President Obama in 2012.
Here’s the Fox report, which ran on FNC at 4 p.m.:
“Controversial Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who last month presided over the GOP’s biggest electoral gain since 1938, will announce tonight that he is running for reelection. FOX News has just learned that from two RNC members. Steele plans to throw his hat into the ring during a conference call with RNC members at 7:30 pm tonight, these sources have told us. Steele is said to be amused by these false reports of his retirement and intentionally kept his plans secret for the past month in order to flush out competitors for the post, FOX has learned.”
Watch the report from Fox News below:
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