Reince Priebus is the new chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Priebus won with 97 votes in the seventh round of voting. Priebus, the chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, was the leader from the first ballot, and was the only candidate to not lose any supporters as voting progressed Friday afternoon.
Incumbent Michael Steele, who saw his support decline steadily throughout Friday’s voting, dropped out of the race after the fourth round of balloting.
Speaking to committee members after his election, Preibus said, “Now is the time to unite.”