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Palin declines Tea Party offer to replace Steele as RNC chairman

December 7, 2010 - Washington

A national tea party group wants former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to replace Michael Steele as the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Palin, however, has declined the offer.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, Steele, despite overseeing one of the greatest Republican comebacks in history last month, is facing a tough fight to retain his seat amid criticism of inappropriate spending sprees and waning influence of the RNC as a central organization.

In that light, Judson Phillips, the head of the Tea Party Nation group, wrote a letter to Palin and asked her consider taking up Steele's job to set the national party straight.

According to Phillips', the GOP needs a Sarah-quake.

So far, Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus, former Michigan party chair Saul Anuzis, and former Missouri chair Ann Wager are vying to unseat Steele, who is by most accounts going to run for another term.


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