File photo of GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele speaking at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul

 
File photo of GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele speaking at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul
GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele arrives to speak at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, in this September 3, 2008 file photo. Steele is one of five candidates being considered when the Republican National Committee votes to select a leader on January 30, 2009. An African-American from a Democratic state, Steele could help the party make inroads among voter blocs where it has had little success in recent years. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files (UNITED STATES)