The vote to decide the fate of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele starts today at approximately 12:45 pm ET.
The Associated Press reports:
His re-election bid in serious doubt, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele sought support from members of his party's central committee Thursday as he struggled to avert defeat after a free-spending, gaffe-filled two years.
Weary of Steele's gaffes, missteps and high spending, many members of the cash-strapped central seemed eager to boot Steele from the job after only two years and make room for someone new. Steele's RNC raised almost $80 million ahead of November elections, spent all of it and then took out a $15 million loan.
Steele reportedly will stay in the race until the final round. But the election outcome is a foregone conclusion. With a $20 $21.3 million debt, "slum love" doesn't pay the bills.