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Michael Stephen Steele – born October 19, 1958 – is a politician, attorney, and political commentator.

He served as the seventh lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007 and as chairperson of the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 2009 until 2011; he was the first African-American to hold either office.

Steele also made numerous appearances as a political pundit on Fox News and other media outlets prior to running for public office.

Since 2011, Steele has contributed as a regular columnist for online magazine The Root and as a political analyst for MSNBC.

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