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Washington — The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is Reince Priebus.

Priebus won the post after seven rounds of voting at the RNC’s winter meeting, besting four other candidates – including outgoing chairman Michael Steele.

Priebus, the chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, served as the general counsel of the RNC beginning in 2009 (he stepped down from that post to run for the committee’s top job.)

The Wisconsin native ran unsuccessfully as for state Senate in 2004.

He was considered the frontrunner going into today’s RNC votes, with the most on-the-record support of any candidate.


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