Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to announce Monday evening whether he will seek a second term.


Questions about Steele's future have swirled as the campaign for the chairmanship of the RNC has become increasingly competitive, with several candidates vying to replace him. 

There were conflicting reports Monday as to whether or not he would run again. Fox News reported he would seek a second term after reporting over the weekend he wouldn't.

Steele has arranged a "private conference call" with RNC members during which he's expected to reveal his intentions, according to Utah GOP Chairman Dave Hansen, who was invited to listen in.

"I don't know whether Michael's going to run or not," Hansen said. "I guess we'll have to wait and see."

The call is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.

Hansen, who is undecided about whether to support Steele if he runs again, noted that several of the RNC chairmanship candidates have reached out to him. "But nobody has contacted me from Michael Steele's campaign, so to speak," he said. 

RNC members will vote in January on a new chairman. 

-- This post was updated at 4:48 p.m.