Well, this should make the RNC race more interesting:

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will seek a second two-year term, he told committee members on Monday, further scrambling a campaign that has already attracted several candidates hungry to replace the incumbent.

"We fired Pelosi, so now we must increase our resources and strengthen ourselves further at the grassroots level," Steele said Monday during a private conference call with the committee's 168 voting members. "The path to 2012 and 270 electoral votes will require leadership."

"I wanted to tonight come to you, my bosses, as your employee with a record that only you can judge, based upon directions you made clear to me from the very beginning," Steele said. "Yes, I have stumbled along the way, but have always accounted to each of you for such shortcomings. I've made no excuses. I've told no lies. I have no hidden agenda."

"Going forward, I ask for your support and your vote for a second term. I believe our work is not done, and my commitment has not ended."

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