RNC Chairman Duncan withdraws from race

The man who oversaw a disastrous 2008 for the Republican Party will not get another chance to lead the GOP.


Alex Koppelman
January 31, 2009 12:20AM (UTC)

Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan, who rose to become head of his party in 2007, will not continue to lead the GOP. After he dropped to second place in the third round of voting today, Duncan announced he was withdrawing from the race.

"Obviously the winds of change are blowing at the RNC," Duncan said. "At this time I wish to withdraw my nomination as chairman of the RNC. I want to thank President Bush ... It has truly been the highlight of my life."

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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