Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 AM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Paul Ryan-Endorsed Candidate Loses Bid For GOP Leadership Role
SAHIL KAPUR NOVEMBER 14, 2012, 5:00 PM
A new setback for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) defeated Rep. Tom Price (GA) on Wednesday to become the next House Republican Conference Chairman, according to a person in the room during the vote.
Itís a wake-up call for Ryan, who urged colleagues in a letter Tuesday morning to support Price, the former chief of the deeply conservative Republican Study Committee, and favorite of the partyís right wing.
McMorris Rodgers was Speaker John Boehnerís preference. Currently the vice chair of the GOP conference and highest ranking House Republican woman, she has been a loyal surrogate for leadership and has earned the Speakerís trust.
Her victory in the hard-fought battle could foretell the direction the conference will move following President Obamaís re-election and the expanded Democratic majority in the Senate.
The source, a spokesperson for the Conference, told TPM that he did not have an exact vote count upon revealing the result during the closed-door meeting.
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|Jeff In Milwaukee||Nov 2012||#5|
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:40 AM
LeFleur1 (1,074 posts)
4. She's Not All That
This woman is a right wing Republican. She may not be quite as loony as Ryan, but her win is not something to celebrate.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:41 PM
Jeff In Milwaukee (13,992 posts)
5. 0% Rating from the Human Rights Campaign over the last four years.
League of Conservation Voters gives her an average of about 2-3% over the same period.
Yep. She's a Republican, all right.