I join almost every other conservative in hailing Michael Steel’s principles, personality, and eloquence. But does he actually have much of a record getting things done? Look back in Maryland, and it’s a seriously iffy answer. And now, I am informed (and the info is available at the FEC site here), that GOPAC, which Steele has headed for the past two (?) years, has been a mere shadow of its former self while under Steele’s leadeship.(Trusting to somebody e;se’s math:) As of October 15, they had raised $77,135 this year, which combined with the $33,541 they had on hand at the beginning of the year, put them at $110,676 total.
The total disbursements for the year are $76,543. They currently have (as of October 15), $34,132 on hand.
In terms of candidates, it looks like GoPAC only gave $29,250 to candidates the entire year, $5000 of which went to Steele’s own campaign in Maryland.
By comparison, Fred Thompson’s PAC gave $41,900 to candidates and PACs in the first half of the month of October alone.
If Steele wants to be RNC chairman, he needs to explain this poor performance at GOPAC.