Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is likely to announce he won’t seek a second term in an evening conference call today, according to a Republican committee member close to the issue.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said his party will turn the Medicare issue into a “plus” in the 2012 campaigns, even after losing a traditionally Republican seat in a New York special election last month.
The Republican National Committee, in a continuing bid to scale back U.S. campaign finance limits, sued for the right to raise unlimited funds for so-called independent expenditures used to advocate in an election.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend that he expects the House of Representatives, controlled by his party, to enact some “major” revision of U.S. immigration laws within the next year.
The outside groups spending record amounts to help elect Republicans this year are required to work independently of the campaigns. The ties that bind them to the party ensure that there isn’t too much distance.