WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Michigan Republican is running against party chairman Michael Steele.
Saul Anuzis made his plans known Friday in an e-mail in which he says the party can win in 2012 only if the chairman steps out of the limelight and allows the candidates to become the voice and face of Republicans.
That's a slap at Steele, who has generated controversy repeatedly in his tenure as party chairman. Steele has not said whether he will seek re-election in January.
Anuzis also says Republicans will need to rebuild trust with major donors. He's the former head of the Michigan Republican Party. He ran a losing race for the national chairmanship two years ago.
Among those also being mentioned as possible candidates for the national post is Connecticut GOP Chairman Chris Healy.