Michael Stephen Steele is an American politician and MSNBC political analyst as of May 2011.
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Steele served as the first African-American chairperson of the Republican National Committee from January 2009 until January 2011.
The Republican National Committee is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States.
African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
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From 2003 to 2007, he was the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland.
Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
The Lieutenant Governor of Maryland is the second highest-ranking official in the executive branch of the state government of Maryland in the United States.
The Governor of Maryland heads the executive branch of the government of Maryland, and is the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard units.
During his time as Lieutenant Governor, he chaired the Minority Business Enterprise taskforce, actively promoting an expansion of affirmative action in the corporate world.
A Minority Business Enterprise is an American term which is defined as a business which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more American citizens of the following ethnic minority andor military veteran classifications:
Affirmative action is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who currently suffer or historically have suffered from discrimination within a culture.
In 2006, Steele made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate, losing to Democrat Ben Cardin.
Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007.
He then served as chairman of GOPAC, the political training organization of the Republican party, was a political commentator for Fox News and a partner at the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP before making his bid for RNC Chairman.
Fox News Channel, also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP was an international law firm of about 700 attorneys headquartered in New York City.
He co-founded the Republican Leadership Council, a "fiscally conservative and socially inclusive" political action committee, in 1993.
In the United States, a political action committee is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation.
On December 13, 2010, he announced his intentions to seek a second term as Republican National Committee Chair.
On January 14, 2011, after four rounds of voting, Steele dropped out of the race and endorsed Maria Cino.
Reince Priebus went on to win the election to succeed Steele.
Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus is an American attorney and politician who is Chairman of the Republican National Committee and the White House Chief of Staff designate named by President-elect Donald Trump to the post once Trump takes office in January 2017.
He commenced as a columnist for online magazine The Root in May 2011.