Flash: Michael Steele elected RNC chair--announced at 4:02 p.m. Friday. I'd just posted the column below when the announcement came. Votes total: Steele-91 and Dawson-77. In his acceptance speech, Steele said, "We will cede no ground on matters of principle."
(Washington)—Tony Dungy broke the GOP story of the week when he talked with Rush Limbaugh during Friday’s program. The coach said the Republicans hadn’t come up with a leader yet. Since I knew the RNC vote started earlier in the day, I figured the contest was closer than many thought it would be. The Republican National Committee held its meeting in Washington and votes for the chair began Friday.