New Face of G.O.P. Brings a Brash Style
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Michael Steele, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland, after being elected the Republicans’ national chairman on Friday.
WASHINGTON — The election last week of Michael Steele to be chairman of the Republican National Committee drew considerable notice, not surprisingly: he is the first African-American to hold that position in the party’s 155-year history.
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