With a total of 91 votes, Michael Steele is the new RNC Chairman. Watch him and we need to keep him in line.
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Fox News: Republicans Pick Steele as Next Party Chairman ... Michael Steele, the former Maryland lieutenant governor, wins the chairmanship after six rounds of voting in which five candidates were competing.
The Republican National Committee has picked Michael Steele, a black man from a traditionally Democratic state, to be the new face of the party as the GOP forges a revival following a second consecutive electoral drubbing.
Steele, the former Maryland lieutenant governor, won the chairmanship Friday after six rounds of voting in which five candidates were competing. He becomes the first black chairman of the Republican Party just days after President Obama became the nation's first black president.
Steele delivered a rousing speech after winning the race, pledging to re-establish the Republican presence in the northeast and win elections in regions across the country.
"It's time for something completely different, and we're gonna bring it to them," he said. "Get ready baby. It's time to turn it on."
Steele said he would work to build the party to an unprecedented level and warned: "For those of you who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked down." [...]
Fox News Raw Data: RAW DATA: Michael Steele Biography ... Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele was elected Friday the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Michael S. Steele served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 through 2007.
Steele is chairman of GOPAC.
When Steele was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland in 2003, he became the first African American elected to state-wide office in that state.
He is currently a partner in the international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf in Washington, D.C.
From 1991-1997, Steele was a corporate securities attorney at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C., specializing in sophisticated financial transactions on behalf of Wall Street underwriters.
He also was a corporate finance counsel for the Mills Corporation and founded his own company, The Steele Group, a business and legal consulting firm.
His writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs, among others.
Named a 2005 Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership and awarded the 2005 Bethune-DuBois Institute Award for his ongoing work in the development of quality education in Maryland, Steele has served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Export-Import Bank Advisory Board, the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors, and the Republican National Committee.
Born in 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Steele was raised in Washington, D.C.
He spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood, but ultimately chose a career in law instead.
He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.
Steele serves on the Administrative Board of the Maryland Catholic Conference and is a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD, where he attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea and their two sons.
Get ready to get knocked down. Sounds good. We'll be watching, Sir. Bank it.
I have been waiting for the race card to come up...libtards can't help themselves. I can hardly wait for the Uncle Tom crap soon to follow...
ABC News’ Rick Klein and Teddy Davis Report: Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee today, giving the GOP its first African-American leader as the party seeks to reframe its identity under the presidency of Barack Obama.
Steele won after five rounds of balloting, beating four other candidates who sought the chairmanship. He finished with 91 votes in the final round -- six more than the threshold required to win election -- compared with 77 for Katon Dawson, the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.
“This is awesome,” Steele told RNC members after winning the two-year term. “It’s time for something completely different. . . . We’re going to bring this party to every corner, every boardroom, every neighborhood, every community. And we’re going to say to friend and foe alike, ‘We want you to be a part of us, we want you to work with us. And for those of you who are ready to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over.’ ”
The new RNC chairman faces the task of rebuilding a party that finds itself out of power on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Steele has strong conservative credentials on social and fiscal issues. But he was cast as a moderate in the chairman’s race because of his former service on the board of the Republican Leadership Council, a centrist group. [...]