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Anuzis Is In

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 12 2010

Photo credit: David All

Saul Anuzis was closely identified with the push around the RNC chair's race back in 2009 to make the Republican Party more technologically savvy, which included a stronger embrace of social media things like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more. Anuzis is back, becoming today the first person to throw his hat in the ring to compete for the Republican National Commitee chairship currently held by Michael Steele. As perhaps a sign of the shift of focus in politics in general and in the party structures more particularly, Anuzis' annoucement statement doesn't really mention online engagement, but calls for Republicans to equip themselves with the best tech tools and data for the coming state-levels battles to redraw political boundaries as a result of the 2000 Census. Here's Anuzis:

I will raise the funds needed to make sure we have a state of the art reapportionment program nationwide.  To take advantage of our 2010 state election victories we will need to buttress the efforts of our state parties and legislative caucuses to make sure they have the information technology, legal support, and data needed to win the redistricting war.

Anuzis, still, chose Twitter to let the world know about his decision. He tweeted the straightforward message first thing this morning: "I’m in. I’m running for Chairman of the RNC."

And more: Here's video of Anuzis speaking at the closing plenary of Personal Democracy Forum 2010 in June, on a panel with Mayor Cory Booker, Arianna Huffington, Tim O'Reilly, and Nick Bilton, with our Andrew Rasiej moderating.

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