Tally: Race for RNC Chairman
January 14th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Tally: Race for RNC Chairman

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is voting Friday to pick their next chairman. The winner must receive votes from the majority of the 168 members, and voting will continue until a candidate reaches that threshold, which in this case is 85.

The candidates are Reince Priebus, Michael Steele, Maria Cino, Saul Anuzis and Ann Wagner.

1:47 p.m. ET – Ballot round #1:
Priebus – 45
Steele – 44
Cino – 32
Anuzis – 24
Wagner – 23

2:28 p.m. ET – Ballot round #2:
Priebus 52
Steele 37
Cino 30
Wagner 27
Anuzis 22

3:12 p.m. ET-Ballot round #3:
Priebus 54
Steele 33
Wagner 32
Cino 28
Anuzis 21

3:42 p.m. ET - Ballot round #4:
Priebus 58
Cino 29
Steele 28
Wagner 28
Anuzis 24

3:54 p.m. ET - Michael Steele withdraws from race and throws his support behind Maria Cino.

4:18 p.m. ET - Ballot round #5:
Priebus 67
Cino 40
Anuzis 32
Wagner 28
1 write-in

4:49 p.m. ET - Ballot round #6:
Priebus 80
Anuzis 37
Cino 34
Wagner 17

5:00 p.m. ET - Ann Wagner withdraws from the race.

5:19 p.m. ET - Ballot round #7: Priebus elected RNC Chairman.

Priebus 97
Anuzis 43
Cino 28


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. GL

    “Tea Bagger Republicans” didn’t care just as long as they can will many seats in 2010. Now that they have no use for Michael Steele who I think did help get Nancy P fired from being the House Speaker, they have no use for him and will be voting him out of office next TODAY! Go figure.

    January 14, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Jacob

    Kharma!
    Steele acted the fool going after Pelosi, how does it feel to be done in by your OWN party!?

    January 14, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    GO SHORTBUS GO! Man, I hope this guy is as much of an imbecile ideologue as Mushmouth. Another 2 years of bumbling hilarity? Sign me up.

    January 14, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    (Inside the minds of the RNC voters...)

    "Do we still need a Black guy? What if the Black guy who runs Godfather Pizza runs for President as a Republican; would that mean too many Black guys in the GOP? How black a Black guy do we need?"

    January 14, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  5. Paul ny http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    I hope Steele get knocked out. He is a terrible leader.

    January 14, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    This a race to the bottom if I've ever seen one. Who in their right mind would want to lead this band of slack-jawed, drooling idiots anyhow?

    January 14, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People

    One would think Steele would pull out of the voting before he became number 5 on the list, but guess not!

    January 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  8. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So it took Steele 4 rounds of continuing decrease in ballot counts to get the message? The man am dumber than he acts!

    January 14, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - War and Peace: Michael Steele's adaptation of Tale of Two Cities.

    Hey, Hip Hop, you are but a few votes away towards your own personal worst of times. Enjoy. Wonder if Palin will hire him on as an advisor?

    January 14, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Wonder if Palin will hire him on as an advisor?"

    I doubt it. She might let him carry her luggage though.

    January 14, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. mike

    reply to: Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Tim Kaine would but he already leads a band of slack-jawed, drooling idiots.

    January 14, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Two questions to the candiates – do yoiu think what's her face can be president – all answered yes . . . . do you own a gun, if I remember correctly steele said no but everyone else said yes but prius(sp?) has an arsenal.
    You want to put a bet on who is going to win this dumb election?

    January 14, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |