Norm Coleman still flirting with RNC chairmanship
Norm Coleman is seriously bringing the Minnesota Nice to backroom Washington politics.
But Coleman's fingerprints were nowhere to be found on that rumor, and when he was asked about it, he politely demurred.
Now the heat on Steele is going up, with many RNC committee members publicly saying they'd prefer anyone but Steele to head up the party.
But while other contenders, like Michigan's Saul Anuzis, are explicitly gunning for Steele's spot, Coleman is still playing the passive game. On Sunday, he told C-SPAN, "I am not here to do any battles with our chairman; he is a friend."
Okay! Question resolved, right? Well... wait a second: If Steele decides not to run?
"I would say with humility if there was an opportunity to help the party I would do that."
Steele hasn't said yet whether he plans to run again in January. If he doesn't, it looks like Minnesota's favorite loser may delicately propel his hat in the direction of the ring.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Kitty Westin wants to save parents from having to bury a child
Sat., Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
Sun., Sep. 27, 12:00pm
- Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner says toy hamster stole her name and her looks
- Metro Transit reviewing alleged beating of autistic teen Marcus Abrams