GOP big-wig Michael Steele is being challenged for leadership of the Republican Party.
A tussle within the Grand Old Party is in prospect. Michigan Republican Saul Anuzis has announced he will challenge Michael Steele, current GOP chairman, in an electoral contest that will determine who will lead the Republicans into the 2012 elections. —JCL
The Associated Press via the Guardian:
A prominent Michigan Republican said Friday he is running against Michael Steele, arguing the GOP can win in 2012 only if the party chairman steps out of the limelight and allows candidates to be the voice and face of the party.
Saul Anuzis, who lost his bid for Republican National Committee chairman two years ago, made his plans known in an e-mail.
“My agenda is very straightforward. I have no interest in running for office. I won’t be writing a book. It is not my goal to be famous,” said Anuzis, who promised to serve just one two-year term and work hard to elect Republicans “from the top to every township and city across this great country of ours.”