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House GOP to Choose New Conference Chair Today

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:09 AM
Don't forget those "Archie and Jughead" comics you got stashed under your bed.

Today, House Republicans will choose a new conference leader, taking over for Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX), who departs the position for the Financial Services Committee in 2013. Yet unlike last Tuesday’s contests, this on is a relatively pain-free election for conservatives, as both candidates vying for the position have solid records as conservative lawmakers.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Rep. Tom Price (GA) both have their eyes on the job, and both have received high-profile support from other members in their respective bids. And, with 92% and 97% lifetime ratings, respectively, from the ACU, they’re both...