Priebus with 41 votes
Michael Steele with 17 votes
Ann Wagner with 15 votes
Saul Anuzis with 14 votes
Maria Cino, the candidate endorsed by John Boehner, with 12 votes
A winner needs 85 votes. Nothing has materially improved for Steele since Politico reported that 88 members were dead set against supporting him. If every single uncommitted member backed Steele, he'd pull it out, but that's true every other candidate.
The rules meeting of the RNC is happening right now, but the vote is tomorrow. I'm intending to cover that live. In 2009, Steele led the first round of balloting with then-chairman Mike Duncan far behind, and that set the tone for the day.
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