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GOP chief drops out of race for re-election

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele makes his remarks during a Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) By Manuel Balce Ceneta Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele makes his remarks during a Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) By Manuel Balce Ceneta

 

   OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- GOP Chairman Michael Steele has dropped his re-election bid after falling behind in balloting for the leadership of the Republican National Committee.
  
He asked his backers to give their votes to GOP operative Maria Cino.
  
Steele got a standing ovation after his announcement following a rocky two-year tenure that saw Republicans notch huge victories last fall.
  
After four rounds of voting, Reince Priebus (Ryns Pree'-bus) was leading. Cino, Ann Wagner and Saul Anuzis also were competing.
  
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