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Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele in Chicago Wednesday for major donor fund-raiser. UPDATE. EVENT CANCELLED

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3:26 p.m. eastern time: I was told by an RNC spokesman that the Steele event in Chicago on Wednesday was cancelled and will be rescheduled.

WASHINGTON--Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele headlines a major donor GOP fund-raiser in Chicago on Wednesday, with the cash divided between the RNC and the RNC Victory Fund, which will help bankroll House and Senate contests in Illinois and other states.

The ask if $500 per person for a ticket and give or raise $10,000 for VIP treatment and a private dinner.

Peter Mason, Elizabeth Christie, Andrew Magliochetti are the hosts.

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross' Summer Reception

Peninsula Hotel, 108 E. Superior Street, Chicago
5:30 - 7:30 PM; Cocktails & Hors d' Oeuvres - ON the Terrace
$500 per person; Sponsorships available

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Unfortunate for Steele, but good news for this emerging, Republican version of Barack Obama. Watkins bio is eveywhere, and he LOST the Lt. Gov race. His name keeps coming up as RNC chair for 2011:

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