Reince Priebus garnered 97 votes to become the 65th Chairman of the Republican National Committee after seven rounds of voting. In the final tally, Saul Anuzis received 43 votes and Maria Cino received 28 votes.
Prior to the fifth vote, Michael Steele conceded his bid to be re-elected as RNC Chairman. In a brief statement he said, "It's very clear that the party wants to do something different." Former RNC Co-Chairman Ann Wagner also withdrew from the race shortly thereafter.
Along with electing a new Chairman, RNC’s members are meeting in preparation of the upcoming 2012 presidential election campaign.