Michael Steele Photos on Townhall

  •  - Steele takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland

    Steele takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland

    Posted: 1/14/2011 4:55:27 PM EST
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele (front, 2nd L) takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, January 14, 2011. Embattled Steele abandoned his bid for a new term as Republican National Committee chairman on Friday when it became clear that he did not have enough support to win. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
  •  - RNC Chairman Steele gestures as he bows out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    RNC Chairman Steele gestures as he bows out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    Posted: 1/14/2011 4:48:50 PM EST
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele gestures as he bows out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, January 14, 2011. Embattled Steele abandoned his bid for a new term as Republican National Committee chairman on Friday when it became clear that he did not have enough support to win. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - The RNC Chairman Steele takes a break from the floor as the RNC gathers to either re-elect or replace him at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    The RNC Chairman Steele takes a break from the floor as the RNC gathers to either re-elect or replace him at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    Posted: 1/14/2011 3:30:43 PM EST
    The Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele takes a break from the floor as the RNC gathers to either re-elect or replace him at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, January 14, 2011. Steele struggled on Friday in his bid for a new term as Republican National Committee chairman with party leaders seemingly prepared to oust him and install a new chief for the 2012 elections. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - RNC Chairman Steele talks with Anuzis as RNC members meet to elect their chairman at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    RNC Chairman Steele talks with Anuzis as RNC members meet to elect their chairman at their winter meeting in National Harbor

    Posted: 1/14/2011 2:56:56 PM EST
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele (L) talks with Saul Anuzis (C), one of the challengers running against Steele, as RNC members meet to elect their chairman at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, January 14, 2011. Steele struggled on Friday in his bid for a new term as Republican National Committee chairman with party leaders seemingly prepared to oust him and install a new chief for the 2012 elections. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - RNC Chairman Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

    RNC Chairman Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

    Posted: 7/2/2010 3:13:45 PM EST
    RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
  •  - Steele talks with Graham at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington

    Steele talks with Graham at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/1/2010 10:39:15 PM EST
    RNC Chairman Michael Steele (R) talks with Washington City Council Member Jim Graham (L) at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

    RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

    Posted: 4/10/2010 5:29:05 PM EST
    RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana April 10, 2010. As many as 3,000 party activists are to attend the four-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference, the most prominent gathering of Republicans outside of their presidential nominating conventions. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    Posted: 3/18/2010 12:35:15 PM EST
    West Michigan Tea party member George Gasa talks about the Tea Party movement while his wife Mary listens during a Tea Party meeting in a cafe in Ludington, Michigan in this picture taken February 11, 2010. Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken February 11, 2010. To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    Posted: 3/18/2010 12:32:39 PM EST
    West Michigan Tea party members Jan Merrill, Tina Dupont, George and Mary Gasa and Joyce and Hank Wykretowicz (L-R) talk about the Tea Party movement during a meeting of Tea Party members in a cafe in Ludington, Michigan in this picture taken February 11, 2010. Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken February 11, 2010. To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    Posted: 3/18/2010 12:31:14 PM EST
    West Michigan Tea Party member Tina Dupont (L) talks about the Tea Party movement while George and Mary Gasa, wearing Tea Party T-shirts, listen during a meeting of Tea Party members in a cafe in Ludington, Michigan in this picture taken February 11, 2010. "If we hadn't all of those bailouts the economy would be back on track by now," said Dupont. "The jobs would be back, companies would be coming back. If they'd let the banks and others collapse, we would have had a short, sharp downturn." Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken February
  •  - To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    Posted: 3/18/2010 12:15:52 PM EST
    Phillip Smith of Bedford County, Tennessee, takes part in a rally in the Tax Day Tea Party at the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, in this April 15, 2009 file photo. Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken April 15, 2009. To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

    Posted: 3/18/2010 12:02:12 PM EST
    Tea Party member Mike Kopczyk holds a sign during a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the movement in Troy, Michigan February 27, 2010. Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken February 27, 2010. To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of U.S. President Obama speaking next to Senate Majority leader Reid after health care vote in Washington

    File photo of U.S. President Obama speaking next to Senate Majority leader Reid after health care vote in Washington

    Posted: 1/10/2010 7:09:08 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) makes remarks on his meeting with Democratic senators about health care legislation as Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) listens in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington in this December 15, 2009 file photo. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on January 10, 2010 called on Reid to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind them. Reid apologized to the president on Saturday over remarks published in a new book calling Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." Picture taken December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
  •  - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 100th NAACP Annual Convention in New York

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 100th NAACP Annual Convention in New York

    Posted: 7/14/2009 12:46:03 PM EST
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 100th NAACP Annual Convention in New York, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
  •  - Michael Steele takes a question during news conference after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington

    Michael Steele takes a question during news conference after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington

    Posted: 1/30/2009 6:15:33 PM EST
    Michael Steele takes a question during a news conference after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington January 30, 2009. The Republican Party picked its first black chairman on Friday as it elected former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Steele to rebuild the party after a string of devastating defeats. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES)
  •  - GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele speaks at 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul

    GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele speaks at 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul

    Posted: 9/3/2008 9:21:03 PM EST
    GOPAC Chairman and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele points as he speaks at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
  •  - Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele, Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Maryland, waits in line to vote at his polling place in Upper Marlboro

    Maryland Lt. Gov. Steele, Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Maryland, waits in line to vote at his polling place in Upper Marlboro

    Posted: 11/7/2006 12:32:37 PM EST
    Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (C), Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Maryland, waits in line to vote in the U.S. midterm elections at his polling place in Upper Marlboro, Maryland November 7, 2006. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Cardin campaigns in the Maryland Senate race in Clinton

    Cardin campaigns in the Maryland Senate race in Clinton

    Posted: 11/5/2006 11:58:06 AM EST
    Democrat Ben Cardin meets members of the Mt. Ennon Baptist Church while campaigning for the US Senate in Clinton, Maryland November 5, 2006. Cardin and his Republican challenger Michael Steele are in a tight race to fill Maryland's open US Senate seat. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Steele campaigns in the Maryland Senate race in Baltimore

    Steele campaigns in the Maryland Senate race in Baltimore

    Posted: 11/4/2006 2:37:14 PM EST
    Republican Michael Steele greets supporters during the reopening of the Baltimore Basilica in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4, 2006. Steele and his Democratic challenger Ben Cardin are in a tight race to fill Maryland's open US Senate seat. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES)
  •  - U.S. senatorial candidates for Maryland's seat prepare for debate at Baptist church in Landover

    U.S. senatorial candidates for Maryland's seat prepare for debate at Baptist church in Landover

    Posted: 11/3/2006 3:39:38 PM EST
    U.S. Senatorial candidates U.S. Rep. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), (R), shakes hands with Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-Md.), (L), before joining Green Libertarian and Populist Parties candidate Kevin Zeese (seated) for a three-way debate for one of Maryland's U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in Tuesday's national election at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Maryland November 3, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)