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Steele Under Fire

After a February marked by gratuitous and questionable expenditures, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is coming under fire from some bigwigs within his own party, The Huffington Post reports. The RNC under Steele has spent tens of thousands of dollars on luxurious travel arrangements, fancy hotels, and even expenses at a lesbian-and-bondage-themed nightclub. While the RNC has raised more money than the Democratic National Committee in seven of the last 12 months, it has also outspent what it raised in nine of the last 12 months. A former press secretary to Robert Dole said, “Michael Steele needs to resign and let the RNC vote in a man or woman who understands that his or her needs do not come before the needs of the nation or the party.” A longtime GOP donor said the spending makes Steele look tone deaf.