Michael Steele

  • Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
  • MSNBC Political Analyst

As former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. He is an expert on political strategy, fund-raising, PACs, and election reform. Steele made history in 2003 as the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland, and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the RNC. A self-described "Lincoln Republican," he also served as Chairman of the GOPAC. Under Steele's leadership, the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising more than $192 million and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938.

 
  

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“One of the nicest, most congenial guest speakers we have ever had and extraordinarily easy to work with. Mr. Steele was a pleasure.”

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  • Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University
  • Newington Cropsey Foundation
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Election 2016: The Republican Party is in Flux

Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee, analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight into the candidates, their fundraising efforts, and political strategy. How does the RNC view this election cycle?  Why has Trump appealed to so many in the Republican party and how wi ...

Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee, analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight into the candidates, their fundraising efforts, and political strategy. How does the RNC view this election cycle?  Why has Trump appealed to so many in the Republican party and how will the RNC capitalize on the sentiments Trump stirred? The 2016 Election has been a wild ride for Republicans so far, and what does the future hold?  

The Political Scene According to Steele

Michael S. Steele is a witty, engaging, and savvy political observer. His experiences as Maryland's lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the US Senate, and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political pundit and a respected politi ...

Michael S. Steele is a witty, engaging, and savvy political observer. His experiences as Maryland's lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the US Senate, and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political pundit and a respected political analyst at MSNBC.

Solutions to Move America Forward – A View from Both Sides of the Aisle

When paired with a speaker with contrasting ideals; Michael S. Steele expertly presents a compelling point-counterpoint debate over some of the major issues that will impact the nation. ...

When paired with a speaker with contrasting ideals; Michael S. Steele expertly presents a compelling point-counterpoint debate over some of the major issues that will impact the nation.

Inspired and Inspiring Leadership

Michael S. Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party. He is a role model and ...

Michael S. Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party. He is a role model and leader whose personal story of struggle and fortitude inspires audiences of all ages.

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The Road to the Republican Convention

The 2016 Election has been a wild ride for Republicans so far, and in this illuminating Washington Journal interview, former RNC Chair Michael Steele deciphers the campaigns, the race for delegates and the road to the Republican convention.

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Michael Steele is often in the news and writes published and blog commentaries

To read more of Michael Steele's commentaries on the state of politics, foreign policy, government, and the presidency, visit his website.

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<p>Michael Steele is a regular contributor to a variety of MSNBC shows, including Morning Joe.</p>

Michael Steele is a regular contributor to a variety of MSNBC shows, including Morning Joe.

The former head of the Republican National Committee is a sought-after political analyst.

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<p>Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele shares his insights to the Presidential election at the Eagleton Institute.</p>

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele shares his insights to the Presidential election at the Eagleton Institute.

Former Chair of the Republican National Committee and MSNBC Political Analyst, Michael Steele, delivered an extensive and intimate presentation on the 2016 presidential race at the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute.

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Biography

Michael Steele served as the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee, and former Lieutenant governor of Maryland, and the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland. Until recently he was President and CEO of The Steele Group, a consulting firm working with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies.

Mr. Steele is currently a political analyst for MSNBC. Mr. Steele’s ability as a communicator and analyst have long been showcased by his position as a contributor on the Fox News Channel and as a regular host for the Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Morning in America Show. Additionally, Mr. Steele has been an entertaining and eloquent guest on cable political talk shows such as HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Comedy Central’s Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

As chairman of the RNC, Mr. Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” under Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records (over $198 million raised during the 2010 Congressional cycle) and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938. His commitment to grassroots organization and party building at the state and local levels produced 12 governorships and the greatest share of state legislative seats since 1928 (over 600 seats).

As Lt. Governor of Maryland, Mr. Steele’s priorities included reforming the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland’s public education system (he championed the State’s historic Charter School law), expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need.

Mr. Steele writes a regular column for The Root.com and BET.com and his writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, ,The Journal of International Security Affairs and Catholic University Law Review, among others. He is the recent author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America.

Born at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Mr. Steele was raised in Washington, DC. He spent three years in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (‘81’), Georgetown Law Center (’91), and an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership. Mr. Steele is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD, where he attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea.