Barbour defeats Boehner in proxy battle for control of RNC

For many Republican National Committee members and GOP activists, the real headline after Friday’s defeat of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele was “Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defeats House Speaker John Boehner.”

The newly-elected RNC Chairman, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, was the behind-the-scenes choice of Mr. Barbour, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination next year and can benefit from having his man heading up the GOP’s top fundraising and campaign organization.

Washington Times
1/14/10