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Steele Elected RNC Chair

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Yes, he's African-American, and he almost lost to a guy who belonged to a whites-only country club, so let's not get carried away here...

The Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele as its first African American chairman today in Washington, a decision that came after an excruciating series of ballots that displayed a level of drama rarely seen in national politics.

On the sixth and final ballot Steele bested South Carolina Republican party Chairman Katon Dawson 91 to 77.

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