Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has bowed out of his longshot bid for a second term, according to the Washington Post.
The news brings an end to a two-year tenure more defined by gaffes than the electoral victories his party wracked up.
Steele was unapologetic, the Post said, about his time in office.
“I hope you all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise, despite the difficulties, we won.”