Michael Steele hints at another run for office

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says he is considering running for governor of Maryland next year.

During a radio interview Wednesday, Steele was asked if he might run for the office.

“I’m looking at it,” Steele said on WMAL. “We’ll see what the numbers tell us.”

Before serving as chairman of the RNC, Steele was a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and the lieutenant governor of Maryland.

Steele is now a political analyst on MSNBC and co-founded a consulting firm, Purple Nation Solutions, with former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis.

“I love my state,” Steele said Wednesday. “I think the potential in Maryland is huge. I look at the last 8 years. I look at the tax increases. I look at some of the things they’ve done to drive jobs away and opportunity out the door. And you just kinda say, ‘Can you contribute something?’ So we’ll weigh it.”

Reached through email by The Daily Caller, Steele declined to elaborate more on the race.


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