The Washington Times reports
that Michael Steele is facing a new threat to his leadership of the Republican National Committee -- a proposed rule being circulated by some RNC members that would impose new restrictions and oversight measures against Steele's ability to spend money:
The Pullen resolution would make it a written rule that contracts of $100,000 or more be open to competitive bidding; that all checks be signed by two RNC officers; that party staff be prohibited from signing on behalf of an officer; and that all contracts be reviewed and approved by the members of the RNC executive committee.
Wisconsin GOP chairman Reince Priebus, a Steele supporter, is circulating a letter warning against "this hostile attempt to embarrass and neuter the chairman of the RNC."
Steele has already lost one fight going into the special May 20 RNC meeting: Sufficient signatures have been gathered to vote on a resolution calling for the Democratic Party to be renamed the "Democrat Socialist Party," even though Steele had already advised against it.