12/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

South Carolina Republican Joins Crowded GOP Race

South Carolina Republican Party Chair Katon Dawson, one of the highest-profile Republican state leaders, told the Associated Press Sunday he will seek the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

Dawson intends to announce his bid on Fox News Channel Monday, according to the South Carolina political website Palmetto Scoop.

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