Tags: 9 GOP Members with Ambition Nix Stop-Gap

9 GOP Members with Ambition Nix Stop-Gap

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 12:21 PM

By Dan Weil

Of the 54 House Republicans who voted against the leadership’s stop-gap budget bill, nine have declared or are considering running for statewide office, Politico reports. Apparently they don’t see much support for the resolution among their states’ voters.

The group includes Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Florida Rep. Connie Mack, and New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce, all of whom are possible Senate candidates.

It also includes declared Senate candidates Jeff Flake of Arizona, Dean Heller of Nevada and Denny Rehberg of Montana. Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (pictured), a likely candidate for governor, also voted against the measure.

stop-gsp, bill, gop, higher,officeRehberg put the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Despite already wasting well over a year, Harry Reid’s Senate hasn’t even managed to pass an alternative funding bill for consideration. Meanwhile, our nation’s future spirals down the drain in a sea of red ink,” he said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved