As soon as we’re finished with the national elections next week, we as conservatives must assert ourselves over the congressional leadership elections. Even if we win the political elections on November 6, we must win the policy elections in Congress. There will be a number of important races to focus on over the next few weeks, including committee assignments, committee chairmanships, and the race for RSC Chairman. For now, I’d like to focus on the race for Conference Chairman – the 4th ranking position in the Republican leadership hierarchy.
Unfortunately, the top three slots are locked up. It appears that nobody is willing to challenge Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and Majority Whip McCarthy for their respective positions. However, with Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX) vacating the position of Conference Chairman next term (to become Finance Committee Chair), there is an important opportunity for the conservative movement to demand a seat at the table.(Read More)