Michigan's Anuzis is 4th in vote to lead RNC Tie may be broken with 3rd ballot By TODD SPANGLER FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF
WASHINGTON - On the second ballot, current chairman Mike Duncan and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele were in a 48-48 tie to be the next head of the Republican National Committee.
Michigan's Saul Anuzis(R-ass clown) -- head of the state GOP -- was still in fourth but picked up two votes from the first ballot. A total of 85 votes is needed to win.
With the third ballot upcoming, expect the logjam to break soon. Duncan lost four votes from the first ballot, which he led, and Steele, an African American who is not a member of the RNC, has touted himself as a change candidate.
Steele picked up two votes from the first ballot.
In third place was South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson with 29 votes. Ohio's Ken Blackwell was fifth with 19.