Pinnell's Candidate Wins Top GOP Post
|RNC Chairman Reince Priebus|
Priebus won with 97 votes in the seventh round of voting after controversial Chairman Michael Steele dropped out after the fourth ballot.
|GOP State Chairman Matt Pinnell|
"We have a number of qualified candidates for RNC Chair - but at the end of the day I was most comfortable with Reince's qualifications and vision for the RNC," Pinnell said in December. "Reince is a Young Gun GOP rising star, and represents the best and the future of this Party."
Pinnell's early endorsement of Priebus, and the endorsements of several other Oklahoma GOP leaders, could give the state party an important voice in Priebus' operation of the RNC.