Who the Heck is Katon Dawson?

He just threw his name into the hat for RNC chair.

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson told supporters Monday he will seek the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, pledging to help rebuild the party after devastating losses on Election Day.


In his Monday statement, he touted his “aggressive” approach to fundraising, and Republican success in maintaining control of political offices in his state. He also noted that Republicans “made outreach to non-traditional Republican voters a priority” specifically the state GOP’s selection of an African-American to serve as an RNC member and the election of a black Republican to the General Assembly. Diversifying the Republican Party is a hot topic of discussion — one of Dawson’s rivals for the nomination is former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is African-American.

All I know about him is that he’s an egomaniac, if the South Carolina GOP homepage is any judge.

Oh. That Was Fast: Vinty at DPUD is not impressed. Apparently there’s a country-club membership involved. Hmmm.

~ by Gabriel Malor on November 24, 2008.

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