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Duncan To Participate In Debate

Former Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan is still considering a comeback attempt and will join candidates for his old post on stage at a forum in Washington today, he told The Hotline.

Duncan served as chairman of the RNC during the 2008 campaign and sought a second term in 2009. He pulled out after three rounds of balloting when his support flagged.

But he is considering seeking a new term, and some who supported him in 2009 are willing to do so again. Duncan, a critic of current chairman Michael Steele, has been a part of informal talks among those who oppose Steele's effort for a second term.

His participation in the forum today will raise more eyebrows as he competes with candidates who have already declared their candidacies. The forum will include former Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis, former Ambassador Ann Wagner, former RNC political director Gentry Collins and Connecticut Republican Party chair Chris Healy.

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