Michael Steele


Michael Steele has made history in the political arena with two African- American “firsts.” He was the first black elected to a statewide office in Maryland, as the Lt. Governor in 2003. And after Barack Obama was sworn in as America’s first black president in 2009, Steele became the first black Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Known for being outspoken on controversial topics, he drew the ire of popular conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and others within the GOP. He served as chairman until January 2011.

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