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Rep. Tom Reed is one of three House Republican running to be Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee. The Chairman will be selected by a secret vote of the Republican House members today, Thursday, November 13.
According to it’s website, the Republican Policy Committee’s mission is “to serve the nation by working with House leadership, Committee leadership, Members, staff and results-focused outside groups to equip leaders with sound conservative policy research for the purpose of developing solutions to the issues our nation faces.”
The committee’s chairmanship is open since last term’s Chair, James Lankford (OK), was elected to the Senate. Reed’s two apparent opponents are Rob Woodall of Georgia and Luke Messer of Indiana. Reed and Woodard are Sophomores, Messer is a Freshman. Woodard, a conservative, worked as an Intern Chair of the massive Republican Study Committee. Messer started campaigning for this position in the summer, and Reed is “getting some traction.” Reed supporters includes Rep. Diane Black (TN), Charlie Dent (PA) and Tom Cole (OK) and Martain Stutzman (IN) who has influence in the Tea Party wing of the GOP.
There should be no surprises in the other GOP leadership positions that will be decided today since there are no open seats.