RNC Election, Round Three: Steele Takes The Lead -- Can He Keep It?
The RNC has announced the third round of ballot results for the RNC chair race -- and it shows incumbent Mike Duncan going down as Michael Steele takes the lead. The numbers, compared to the second round:
â¢ Steele 51 (+3)
â¢ Duncan 44 (-4)
â¢ Dawson 34 (+5)
â¢ Anuzis 24 (+0)
â¢ Blackwell 15 (-4)
It's hard to imagine how Duncan comes back from here, as an incumbent with only 26% of the vote. The most likely scenario now is that Michael Steele or another non-Duncan candidate will end up emerging as the winner.