Michael Steele has sacked much of the RNC staff.
A Republican source says newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has requested the resignations of the entire RNC staff and signaled a dramatic turnover at the party organization.
Some aides may be retained, though Republicans are under the impression that Steele will lead a large-scale changeover in the institution, which has about 100 staffers. Obama’s new team at the Democratic National Committee also requested mass resignations.
Many, including communications staffers, have been told their last day is Feb. 15.
Some senior aides expected the changes and voluntarily submitted their resignations soon after Steele’s election, and many have already found new jobs; some of the managers are now working on finding new jobs for their staffers, I’m told. One of those: Political director Rich Beeson is headed back to the phone vender FLS Connect, where he will resume his partnership.
A Steele aide didn’t respond to a request for comment.