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Michael Steele Could Announce Bid For Second RNC Term Tomorrow

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That field got one name longer Friday when former RNC deputy chair Mary Cino formally entered the race for chair. Cino's name has been floated for weeks, and her bid enjoys the support of Vice President Dick Cheney as well as other big names from the Bush era.

The next RNC chair will be chosen by the committee's 168 voting members in mid-January.

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