Live from the RNC: Steele Leads, Anuzis Pulls Out
The fifth ballot results, post-Ken Blackwell:
Michael Steele – 79 (+17)
Katon Dawson – 69 (+9)
Saul Anuzis – 20 (-11)
Minutes later, Anuzis took the stage to deliver a 45-second statement thanking the members and endorsing no one. Steele needs 1/3 of Anuzis’s supporters to win; Dawson needs 2/3.