RNC Elects Michael Steele Chairman

Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele was elected Chairman of the RNC today.

From CNN:

Michael Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday.

Steele, the first African-American to hold the post, defeated South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, 91-77, in the final round of voting among the RNC’s 168 members.

“This is our opportunity. I cannot do this by myself,” he told the crowd at the annual RNC meeting Friday. “God bless you, and God bless our party.”

Here is his victory speech:

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