Former vice presidential candidate and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan is formally endorsing Georgia Rep. Tom Price for majority leader, Politico
The move is a significant blow to La. Rep. Steve Scalise and others vying for the spot. Tea Party favorite Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas also endorsed Price today.
“Tom Price is a committed conservative and a good friend,” Ryan said in a statement. “He and I have served for years together on the Budget and Ways and Means Committees, working to pay down our debt, fix our tax code, and grow our economy. Tom has a proven record of advancing conservative solutions and principles. He has the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective Majority Leader, and I’m proud to support him.”
Besides Price and Scalise, House Republican Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington is also up or the No. 2 spot in the House.
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