Michael Steele: "I revived the RNC"

“I ask to be judged on the only criteria that matter in this job — fundraising, turnout and election results. Based on those metrics, the RNC has been more successful in the past two years than ever in its history,” he wrote on the Daily Caller.

A majority of the 168 voting members of the RNC appear unwilling to support Steele, POLITICO reported early Monday, but the chairman isn’t ready to give up on the race.

Though he conceded that his “tenure as chairman has been characterized by outspokenness and a willingness to engage in the political debate as a force for conservative principles,” Steele said his tactics have been key to fertilizing the party’s grass-roots movement.