The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

A ‘Secret Candidate’ for RNC Chair?


I’m beginning to dig into the folks running or thinking about running for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Besides current chairman Michael Steele, there’s former Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis, former party chair Ann Wagner of Missouri, rumors surrounding Wisconsin party chairman Reince Priebus, and Maria Cino, a longtime GOP political operative who ran the 2008 Republican National Convention.

A Republican strategist who helped one of the aspiring chairs in the last contest tells me he was asked to stay on the sidelines for now, because a “secret candidate” is waiting in the wings. He said he has no idea who the secret candidate is or why they’re keeping the bid secret.

Well, WikiLeaks, we’re waiting.

(We’re also waiting for WikiLeaks to provide photos of the “voluptuous Ukrainian nurse” that Ghaddafi needs.)

UPDATE: Interesting speculation: Carly Fiorina.

Tags: Ann Wagner , Maria Cino , Michael Steele , Reince Priebus , Saul Anuzis


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