Southern Revival

Steele: GOP 'Renaissance' in VA

With former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe in the running, Virginia’s gubernatorial race is already hotly anticipated. And current RNC Chairman Michael Steele is fanning the flames. McAuliffe’s electoral opponent, Bob McDonnell, accepted his nomination on Sunday to Steele’s praise: McDonnell is part of the “Republican renaissance that starts this year in Virginia.” Steele pledged to devote “full attention and significant resources” to McDonnell’s race but acknowledged, “It is going to be a tough fight, but are well positioned for victory in November.” Talk about pressure.