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RNC denounces using Obama's full name

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan Thursday condemned the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in a recent release.

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Mike Duncan
President George W. Bush (R) meets with Republican National Committee Chairman, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) (2nd R) along with former R.N.C. Chairman Ken Mehlman (L) and R.N.C. general counsel Mike Duncan, at the White House on November 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/ Mike Theiler/POOL)

Robert M. ("Mike") Duncan (born 1951 in Oneida, Tennessee) was the 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was elected in January 2007, replacing Ken Mehlman, and served until January 30, 2009, when he withdrew from renomination to the chairmanship. He will become the chairman of the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority effective May 18.

Duncan is active in numerous professional and nonprofit organizations. He served as chairman of a state university and currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Alice Lloyd College, a private four-year liberal arts college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. He has served as Chairman for the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky, a $30 million state-of-the-art regional center emphasizing telecommunications, training, and development. President George W. Bush appointed him to the President’s Commission on White House Fellows in 2001. Duncan is a trustee of the Christian Appalachian Project, the fifteenth largest private social services agency in America. Duncan is a former chairman and current director of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. His student-mentoring program, in its 26th year, was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and in the Los Angeles Times.

Professionally, Duncan was President of the Kentucky Bankers Association and a Director of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank Cincinnati Branch. In 1989-91, during a sabbatical, he worked in the Bush White House as Assistant Director of Public Liaison. President George W. Bush appointed him to the President’s Commission on White House Fellows in 2001 and nominated him to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board, a position to which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in March 2006. His public service has been recognized with several distinctions including honorary degrees from Cumberland College and the College of the Ozarks.

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