"...and another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust" Sing it!
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after serving only 10 months.Rats. Ship.
``I believe that our future as a party and nation is bright and I have every intention of continuing to fight for our president, our party, and our candidates,'' the Florida senator said in a statement.
He said he was relinquishing the post to spend more time focusing on his constituents, and because the RNC reached the objective it set out to when he assumed the role last fall.
``It was my goal as general chairman to lead the party as it established the structure and raised the resources necessary to support our presidential candidate and ensure Republican victories next November. I believe we have accomplished those goals,'' Martinez said.
Martinez was named to the national party post by President Bush in November 2006 and took over in January of this year.