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GOP watch: Strained relationships

The Hill looks at the relationship Michael Steele has with congressional Republican leaders: "Republican leaders in Congress have moved to distance themselves from GOP national chairman Michael Steele, but that job will become more difficult as the spotlight on the midterm election intensifies.

"A GOP lawmaker who requested anonymity said the Republican National Committee chairman's relationship with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is 'not good at all.' The legislator added, 'Steele lacks a base of support. The donors, the activists will all drop him if they sense he might squander the electoral opportunity of the decade.'"