Michael Steele will seek a second term as Republican National Committee chairman, according to a report.

Steele will announce he's seeking a second term Monday evening on a private conference call with RNC members, according to Fox News.

Several outlets, including Fox, reported earlier that Steele would announce Monday that he wouldn't run again in January, when the RNC holds its leadership election.

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.

Two RNC members said that Steele's delay was designed to flush his competitors into an open campaign. And it's worked, in that respect.

The field of candidates has swollen to include Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan GOP; Wisconsin Republican Reince Priebus; Anne Wagner, a former ambassador to Luxembourg and Missouri GOP chairwoman; former RNC official Gentry Collins; and Maria Cino, a former Bush administration official who was the latest to announce her run.