steele mccainIf Michael Steele wins another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, the RNC might continue to face major cash flow problems in the upcoming 2012 campaign.
Some of the party's biggest political donors and fundraisers are threatening to continue their unofficial boycott of the RNC if Steele wins, telling Politico's Jonathan Martin they simply don't trust the embattled chairman with their cash.
"The donor community has virtually no faith or confidence in Michael Steele to be the keeper of the keys," Al Hoffman, former finance chairman of the RNC, told Martin. "I have a hard time finding any major donor who would trust him to straighten out the RNC and run a principled and ethical fundraising operation. … Who's going to give to him as long as he's at the helm? Not me. My own slogan is now 'Anybody but Steele.'"
Wayne Berman, a top Washington lobbyist who is one of the party's biggest fundraisers, also trashed Steele, saying a second term would alienate the GOP's "major financial supporters and most active fundraisers." "His arrogant style, cult of personality and embarrassing mismanagement are sources of great discontent with major fundraisers of the party," he told Martin.Read More »from Donors threaten RNC boycott if Steele wins a second term