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Second Texas Republican considers
bid to replace Eric Cantor in leadership

Washington Examiner (DC), by David M. Drucker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/12/2014 6:17:59 AM

Will he or won’t he? House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling continues to resist the entreaties of the insurgent wing of his caucus to launch a bid for House majority leader in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor’s loss in a Virginia GOP primary. The Texan declined to comment on his plans Wednesday evening as he exited a closed-door meeting of the Lone Star State House Republicans. The delegation holds the biggest bloc of GOP votes in the June 19 leadership election that has been called to select a successor to Cantor, who will step down from the No. 2

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyVet, 6/12/2014 7:50:33 AM     (No. 9882663)

Hensarling may wait and make a run when the new congress convenes after the next election. Hopefully, by that time, there will be more conservatives on his side. But then someone else will be entrenched and it will be hard to dislodge him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/12/2014 7:57:50 AM     (No. 9882679)

I admire and support just about everything Jeb Hensarling does and says, but he is vitally needed where he is, as head of the House Financial Services committee. He´s not going to try for the Majority spot.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/12/2014 8:20:48 AM     (No. 9882710)

How many press conferences/photo ops have we witnessed with the 3 top leaders who stand shoulder to shoulder and voice the same Establishment Republican line? McCarthy is a carbon copy of Boehner and Cantor.

We need a change in tone from the Establishment Republican voices. Isn´t that what the vote against Cantor proved after all?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 6/12/2014 8:47:55 AM     (No. 9882758)

House republicans, please stop McCarthy from getting that position. McCarthy is a liberal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/12/2014 9:31:59 AM     (No. 9882827)

One important consideration mentioned yesterday, and that II think many here may not be considering, is that some of our best are slated to head major committees where they will have considerable power in key areas. They would probably be able to accomplish more there than in the political job of majority leader.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 6/12/2014 9:46:00 AM     (No. 9882844)

I´m an optimist, usually. I do crosswords in ink. I go out without an umbrella on cloudy days. I don´t carry a spare house key. But I know with certainty that the powers that currently be in the House (I´m talking to you Boehner) will never allow a conservative nor any TP leaning Congressman near the Majority Leader spot. Won´t happen. GOP politics these days is not chess, it´s whittling. We have a lot of carving to do before we will have anything we can be proud to look at. But be assured, we will get there and the ignominious Boehner will soon be turning K Street orange.

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