Michael S. Steele

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Michael Steele was the Republican candidate for the Senate in Maryland

Michael S. Steele, Maryland Lt. Gov. since January 15, 2003, was the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the U.S. congressional elections in 2006. Steele was defeated by Democratic Congressman Ben Cardin in the November general elections.

In 2009, Steele was elected to head the Republican National Committee, as its its first-ever African American chair. [1] Steele -- a devout Catholic but co-founder of the moderate Republican Leadership Council, which has endorsed pro-choice Republicans -- "wasn't the religious right's top choice for party head." [2]



Meet the Cash Constituents


Fundraising: Swift Boat Connection

The web address for donations to Mike Steele is that for Donation Report.com (plus an extension code for Michael S. Steele).

The connection for DonationReport.com website arrives at a Login page—requiring both a User ID and Password—which belongs to eDonation.com, a member of The Donatelli Group, a fundraising company that has raised campaign funds for the Republican National Committee, Republican National Convention, Bush-Cheney '04 Inc., John McCain, the NRA [1], and an exhaustive list of Republican members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as other political organizations. [2]

The Donatelli Group, using its "primary segment" Campaign Solutions [3], is associated with Creative Response Concepts, the public relations firm that advised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the "organization that accused Kerry of inflating his Vietnam War record" during the 2004 presidential campaign. [4]

The Donatelli Group, which produced the RNC website [5], also created the SWIFTBOATVETSFORTRUTH.ORG website July 30, 2004, with Connell Donatelli Inc. (a.k.a. The Donatelli Group) as Registrant. Connell Donatelli Inc. was also listed as both Administrator and the Tech Organization for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth website. [6]

Committees and Affiliations

Whitehouse will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

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See also


  1. M.J. Stephey, "New RNC Chairman: Michael Steele," TIME, February 2, 2009.
  2. Dan Gilgoff, "New Republican Chairman Michael Steele Flaunts Faith Credentials to a Wary Base," U.S. News & World Report "God & Country" blog, February 2, 2009.

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