Coleman backing off bid for RNC chair?

Last week, the tea leaves indicated former Sen. Norm Coleman was preparing to run for chair of the Republican National Committee, where incumbent Chair Michael Steele is having all kindsa problems.

Now this CNN item indicates Coleman has canceled a plan to attend the RNC’s summer meeting in Kansas City “after his early jockeying irked some RNC members.”


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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/04/2010 - 12:17 pm.

    I guess that Michael Steele is too tough an act to follow 😉

  2. Submitted by Stephan Flister on 08/04/2010 - 01:44 pm.

    Maybe he’s afraid they will steele the election.

  3. Submitted by James Hamilton on 08/04/2010 - 03:07 pm.

    Norm will be back, unless something more attractive catches his eye.

  4. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 08/04/2010 - 05:10 pm.

    Isn’t this the same Coleman who was involved in two lawsuits, filed in Delaware and in Texas, and which also named Coleman’s wife Laurie, Jim Hayes, Laurie’s employer, and Nasser Kazeminy, an Iranian-born millionaire?

    Didn’t both suits claim that Sen. Coleman accepted approximately $75,000 from Kazeminy in a payment scheme that funneled the money through Kazeminy’s Houston-based Deep Marine Technologies and into the coffers of Coleman’s wife’s employer?

    I guess they must have noticed, that with the recent news on Mike Steele’s slip-shod bookkeeping, that it would probably be a good fit for both Coleman and the RNC

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