Top Republican Announces Plans – Big Change!
(RepublicanNews.org) – Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is currently serving as the House Republican Conference’s chairwoman. With midterms on the horizon, observers have speculated that she would be running for the majority whip if the GOP managed to regain an advantage in the lower chamber of Congress. However, the representative recently announced different plans.
Elise Stefanik to seek second term as House GOP chair, not whip https://t.co/WbuPXrDCn6 pic.twitter.com/DHq7K835rg
— The Hill (@thehill) September 13, 2022
Rather than going for the majority whip position, Stefanik is choosing to run once more for her current seat, which she earned after her party ousted Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the chair. The congresswoman noted in a statement that she will be using the next several weeks to focus on earning Republicans a historic victory and gaining the majority in the House. Stefanik also mentioned the support she has garnished from party leaders in her intention to run for the conference chair again.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) September 13, 2022
Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA), a first-term congresswoman, had pondered the idea of running for the same position but ultimately threw her support behind Stefanik.
.@RepStefanik has done an incredible job as our Conference chair and I’m proud to be on her team and support her. We will continue to work together to take back the House in November and get our country back on the right track. https://t.co/ulNmMqLzv8
— Ashley Hinson (@RepAshleyHinson) September 13, 2022
Despite her support, Rep. Stefanik still faces some opposition, with colleague Byron Donalds (R-FL) also gunning for the chair. The congresswoman was among the many possible contenders for the House majority whip thanks to her position as the third top Republican in the lower chamber of Congress.
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