Steele may lose control over RNC purse strings.

After becoming RNC Chairman, Michael Steele boldly predicted the Republicans would “win” the contest for an open congressional seat in New York. He was wrong. Steele also threatened to withhold campaign funds from Sen. Arlen Specter, after Specter voted for Obama’s economic recovery package. That helped fuel Specter’s departure from the Republican Party. Now, some members of the RNC are taking matters into their own hands and trying to limit further damage that Steele can do to their party. The Washington Times reports:

Steele has rejected calls for his resignation. “Not me Baby! Nuh-uh. Not happening. No way, no how!” he said in March.