FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo then Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announces he is dropping his re-election bid at the RNC Winter Meeting in Oxon

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo then Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announces he is dropping his re-election bid at the RNC Winter Meeting in Oxon
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo then Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announces he is dropping his re-election bid at the RNC Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md. GOP officials say it's not hypocritical to attack Washington while also touting accomplishments achieved there. "We have control of only one-half of one-third of the federal government," says Steel, now a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, referring to the White House, federal judiciary and Democratic-controlled Senate. The nation's capital, Steel says, "is still very much a Democrat-run town." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)