After a rocky two-year tenure, Michael Steele has some competition for his spot as chairman of the Republican Party.
Saul Anuzis, the national committeeman from Mighigan who ran against Michael Steele in the Republican National Committee chairman's race two years ago, has announced he'll run again.
Anuzis was considered a formidable contender for the role last time around, but ended up dropping his bid before the final round of voting, which saw Seele beat out South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson.
Steele has faced numerous controversies during his tenure as chairman, including an early quasi-clash with Rush Limbaugh, the scandal over a party-sponsored excursion to L.A.'s Voyeur nightclub, and his suggestion that President Obama started the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. not being actively engaged in it until Obama took office.
Steele has also said that, if he runs for chairman again, he would win. The committee will vote on its next chairman in January.
Anuzis is seen as tech savvy and has good relations with RNC members, we are reminded today by The Hotline's Reid Wilson, who covers RNC chairmanship races like Batman covers Gotham.
In announcing his bid, Anuzis suggested the RNC hadn't dedicated adequate funds to turnout operations in 2010, that the 2010 elections could have been better with a better-run RNC, and pledged to run a "tight ship" and be a "conscientious steward of our donors' money."