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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 AM

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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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Tutonic Nov 2012 #1
Pisces Nov 2012 #2
LeFleur1 Nov 2012 #4
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #5
Pisces Nov 2012 #6
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. Significant implications for the Tea Party.

The war within the party is raging.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. THis is good news. Ryan should put his tail between his legs and slink into the corner for a bit.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:40 AM

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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Response to LeFleur1 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:41 PM

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.

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Response to LeFleur1 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:16 PM

6. I didn't think she was great, she is a Republican after all. But Ryan's choice was even worse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:09 AM

3. All I have to say about that:

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