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Michael Steele

Michael Steele
Michael Steele is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland under Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Steele became lieutenant governor in 2003 and served until 2007 when Gov. Martin O'Malley was elected. Steele ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 for a seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, but lost to Ben Cardin. Steele was a candidate for chair of the Republican National Committee in 2009.
Michael Steele is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland under Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Steele became lieutenant governor in 2003 and served until 2007 when Gov. Martin O'Malley was elected. Steele ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 for a seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, but lost to Ben Cardin. Steele was a candidate for chair of the Republican National Committee in 2009. « Show less

Top Michael Steele Articles

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  • Thanks for being you, Baltimore!

    Thanks for being you, Baltimore!
    The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
  • Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'

    Funeral marks Schaefer's 'extraordinary life'
    At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
  • Harford's Craig wins Young Republicans straw poll for 2014 gubernatorial nod

    Maryland Young Republicans have put Harford County Executive David Craig on top in the organization's first straw poll for the 2014 gubernatorial election. The poll was taken at the MDYR annual convention in Annapolis Saturday, according to a news...
  • Denise Whiting, Michael Steele vying for Baltimore's funniest

    Denise Whiting, Michael Steele vying for Baltimore's funniest
    Though neither is known for joking around, beleagured restaraunteur Denise Whiting and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele will be among those competing for the title of Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity. The Cafe Hon owner and the former face of the...
  • Steele looking for comedy tips?

    Maryland's former LG was spotted today by POLITCO having lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. with funny man Pauly Shore. Shore has some upcoming gigs at the 9:30 Club, but the D.C.-centered website failed to mention that Michael Steele is also...
  • Iowa group to fund suit against Maryland's congressional map

    An Iowa-based foundation is financing a federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn Maryland's new congressional map on the grounds that it unconstitutionally splits minority communities. Christopher Rants, a Republican former speaker of the Iowa House who...
  • Maryland Republican Party owes over $100,000 to vendors

    Maryland's Republican Party is once again in the red and plans to move its party headquarters to cut costs, according to financial reports discussed Saturday at the party's annual convention. The party owes $122,000, most of it to two vendors, and has...
  • Schurick trial: Mandel as a character witness?

    Schurick trial: Mandel as a character witness?
    Former Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick's defense in the case of a campaign robocall telling voters to "relax" and not go to the polls appears to center on the idea that he is an honest man of integrity. So one of the marquee witnesses on his behalf is:...
  • Giving back to those who make news

    During this magical time of year, I get all mushy with love and gratitude for those who give meaning to my otherwise pitiful life. Who by grace of their existence imbue my own with truth, beauty and a bottomless supply of column fodder. Blessed are the...
  • And Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity is....

    And Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity is....
    In the end, Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity became more of an endurance test than a flexing of comedic muscle. Maryland's former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the last celebrity to take the stage, might have won over what remained of the crowd when he joked...
  • Ehrlich and The Sun: Once adversaries, now partners

    Ehrlich and The Sun: Once adversaries, now partners
    Yes, you read it right. No, it's not April Fool's. But it is a new day for The Sun and the Ehrlichs. As one might surmise, the immediate reaction among my close friends, associates and former staffers ranged from shock, to horror, to suspicion, to more...
  • State Sen. Muse to challenge Cardin for Senate

    A Prince George's County state legislator, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term. Muse, an African-American pastor...