Michael Steele in congratulated after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington

 
Michael Steele in congratulated after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington
Michael Steele is congratulated by Republican National Committee member Holly Hughes (L) from Michigan after he was elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington January 30, 2009. The Republican Party picked its first black chairman on Friday as it elected former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Steele to rebuild the party after a string of devastating defeats. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES)