Recently, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announced that he will run for reelection to his post, despite his rocky first term. Former RNC Political Director Gentry Collins announced that he will challenge Steele in his reelection bid, and joined C-SPAN’s Newsmakers to explain what qualities he would bring to the office.
Among the highest priorities of the Republican Party is to take back the White House in 2012, which would be nearly impossible without a reorganization of the RNC’s finances and political strategies, according to Collins. The RNC will hold their vote in January. Several other candidates have also announced their intention to run for Chairman including former Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis, former RNC co-chairwoman Ann Wagner, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus and former RNC official Maria Cino.
Americans for Tax Reform will be holding a debate with the candidates for RNC chairman on January 3rd.