RNC chair vote is underway – Priebus wins

From Twitter I see the first round results are:

Priebus 45, Steele 44, Cino 32, Anuzis 24, Wagner 23

Stay tuned.

Round two: 1:27 p.m. central

Priebus 52, Steele 37, Cino 30, Wagner 27, Anuzis 22

Round three: 2:08 p.m. central

Priebus 54, Steele 33, Wagner 32, Cino 28, Anuzis 21

2:37 p.m. central

Word is that Steele has withdrawn.

2:41 p.m. central

58 Priebus, Cino 29, Steele 28, Wagner 28, Anuzis 24, 1 write in.

–guess Steele didn’t withdraw.

2:58 p.m. central

Steele asks votes to go to Cino

3:17 p.m. central

Priebus 67, Cino 40, Anuzis 32, Wagner 28, 1 write-in

3:48 p.m. central

Priebus 80, Anuzis 37, Cino 34, Wagner 17

5 to go

4:00 p.m. central

Wagner drops out

4:20 p.m. central

Congrats are going out to Priebus, but I haven’t seen a total.


  1. J. Strupp says:

    How is it possible that Steele has 33 votes after 3 rounds? Have these people been in a coma for the last couple of years?

  2. So they just keep voting and voting until someone gets up to 85?

  3. I guess so, Ryan.

    Same way it’s possible that Priebus will take the chair, J.Strupp. I just mentioned I always saw Priebus as an opportunist rather than a rainmaker.

  4. I know nothing about Priebus, but I would tend to believe that he had little if anything to do with Johnson and Walker winning. Now, he also didn’t do anything that I know of to hurt us (which is more than Steele can say) but seems to me he was just in the right place in the “right” year. (lame pun intended)

  5. Unpredictable. Steele won in an upset vote at the very end last time, I heard.

  6. Priebus won with 97 votes in the seventh round of voting.