RNC Chairman, Michael Steele has bowed out of his reelection campaign for RNC Chairman and has endorsed RNC official Maria Cino’s candidacy. The Washington Post reports:
“I will step aside because I think the party is ready for something different,” said Steele before the fifth ballot for chairman began. He immediately threw his support to former RNC official Maria Cino’s candidacy.
Even in defeat, however Steele was unapologetic about his time in office. “I hope you all appreciate the legacy we leave,” he told the 168 members of the RNC. “Despite the noise, despite the difficulties, we won.”