POLITICS
04/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Steele's Fate May Rest On New York Special Election

As controversy swirls around Michael Steele's drama-laden debut as Republican National Committee Chairman, speculation about whether he'll remain in the post has blossomed among Democrats and Republicans alike. Steele won the chairmanship in January after a six-ballot marathon that saw the previous Chairman, Mike Duncan, drop out after the third ballot and saw Steele best southerner Katon Dawson 91-77 on the final vote.

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