Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele has not yet decided if he'll run for re-election, but if he does, he'll have some competition.
Saul Anuzis, the former head of the Michigan Republican Party, recently announced in an email that he will run for RNC chairman, according to media reports. Anuzis, who was defeated by Steele two years ago, criticized the current chairman for thrusting himself into the limelight and bringing negative attention to the GOP.
Earlier this year, Steele released his book Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, in which he said the Republicans had "screwed up" for the most part since Ronald Reagan's presidency.
"My agenda is very straightforward. I have no interest in running for office. I won't be writing a book," Anuzis wrote in an email, quoted by The Associated Press.
The news provider reports that several candidates are considering a bid for the RNC chairmanship, which will be decided when voting members meet between Jan. 13-16.
According to FOX News, Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he will not support Steele for another two-year term. DeMint, a champion of the Tea Party movement, said that Steele may have cost Republicans several Senate seats in the midterm elections because of inadequate organizational efforts.