From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray
RNC Chairman Mike Duncan
has dropped out of the race for RNC Chairman.
"The winds of change" are upon the RNC, he said. "I see what's happening."
More to come
*** UPDATE *** Duncan thanked his staff. He said that he is a new grandfather, and will be plenty busy.
So what does this mean?
1. Duncan is out.
2. That does NOT necessarily mean Steele will win. He still has to get 85 votes. Katon Dawson is the one to watch next round. He showed the most movement last round and if he pulls further up it could be a two-man race between Steele and Dawson. Dawson would be taking up the insider mantle now.
3. Also, think about if you add Duncan's and Blackwell's votes to Dawson or Anuzis, it is very close.
"This is the opening we were hoping for," an Anuzis spokesman said.