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Steele Pulls Ahead After Fifth Ballot; Anuzis Drops Out

Results of the fifth ballot in the contest for Republican National Committee chairman:

Michael Steele — 79 (up 19)
Katon Dawson — 69 (up 7)
Saul Anuzis — 20 (down 11)

Anuzis has withdrawn. And Steele is now only six votes away from the magic number of 85.