Pa. House GOP leverages clout

Published by James O'Toole on .

Over at Politico, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan report that the state's House delegation is working to maximize its clout in the coming GOP leadership fight.  Their dispatch:

"Pennsylvania is emerging as a key power center ahead of Thursday’s House Republican leadership elections.

"The Keystone State’s Republican lawmakers are considering voting as a block in the upcoming race for whip, and they will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. to discuss their choice, according to multiple sources involved in the contest.

"There are 13 Republicans in the state’s delegation and their votes could be crucial in what is expected to be a tight race for whip being waged by GOP Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Marlin Stutzman of Indiana.

"Scalise, Roskam and Stutzman are meeting with the delegation Tuesday to plead their case. Roskam’s team, in particular, sees the Pennsylvania delegation as crucial because it includes several moderates that might be reluctant to back the more conservative Scalise and Stutzman.''

The rest of their report is here.


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