Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, has asked the entire staff to resign, FOX News has confirmed.
The move signals Steele’s plan to reshape the party, which was trounced at the polls in 2006 and 2008.
As a black man from Maryland, a traditionally Democratic state, Steele has already brought a new face to the party.
The RNC has about 100 staff members, many of whom have been told that their last day on the job will be Feb. 15, a Republican source told Politico, which reported the story Thursday morning.
Some aides may stay on, the source said, but several senior aides who were expecting the changes voluntarily submitted their resignations soon after Steele’s election last week.