From a Michael Steele release tonight:
The members of the Republican National Committee entrusted myself and every staffer to lead the loyal opposition against the destructive Obama agenda, build a stronger Republican party and win elections. This is a role I take with the utmost seriousness. With this in mind, I want to do everything in my power to ensure that the committee uses all its resources in the best possible fashion and for this reason I have appointed Mike Leavitt Chief of Staff. Through his experience in Maine working for RNC Victory 2004 and the Maine GOP; running my Senate race; working for Senator John McCain’s presidential election in 2007 and his close work with Governor Bob McDonnell, Mike brings a strong ability to work to manage the building and win elections across the country.