An Iowa connection to Steele

The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is Michael Steele.  I know of at least one Iowa-related link to Steele.  Mary Ann Hanusa, the 2006 GOP candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, is married to Charles Johnson, a Maryland native who worked with Steele in Maryland.  After Steele gave a speech to the Iowa delegates at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Johnson and Steele hugged, then talked for a few minutes. Hanusa was a delegate at the convention; her husband was a guest, so that's why the couple was there in Minnesota. Hanusa and Johnson live in Council Bluffs, Iowa; They formed a political consulting company called CampaignOne Consulting.

Steele was also the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Iowa's fall fundraising banquet in 2007.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.