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DeMint, Thune Voice Displeasure with Steele


The two Republican senators are less than enthused with the current chairman of the Republican National Committee, Roll Call reports:

“I’m looking for what the alternatives are,” said Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), who raised millions of dollars for conservative Senate candidates last cycle and is flirting with running for president in 2012. “I appreciate his service, but 2012 is real important.” . . .

“Those of us who are not members of the committee don’t have a vote in this situation. But I think that we obviously have a stake in the outcome,” [Sen. John] Thune said. “I think we want to make sure that whoever leads the RNC in the next couple of years is capable of raising the resources that will be necessary to make sure we can run winning campaigns  — and I think that’s the issue, probably, that [Steele] will have to answer about.”


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