GOP picks Reince Priebus to head party, replacing Michael Steele

OXON HILL, Md.

He surpassed the 85 necessary votes in the seventh round of balloting on Friday.

Former Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis and GOP operative Maria Cino came in second and third. Ann Wagner and current RNC Chairman Michael Steele dropped out in earlier rounds.

Priebus will serve for the next two years.

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