We noted in an earlier blog item that Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said he had 140 votes supporting his bid for House majority whip, and we wondered if Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard — who also wants the No. 3 leadership job — knew something Cantor didn’t know. Here is what Tiahrt said today: “I have personally spoken to more than two-thirds of the 232 members in the conference, and well over half of them are firmly undecided. When you take that number, in addition to the firm commitments for Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Zack Wamp, R-Tenn. (other candidates vying for the job) and I, Mr. Cantor’s numbers simply do not add up.” Tiahrt’s candidacy also got a boost this week when he was endorsed by Paul Weyrich, chairman of the conservative Free Congress Foundation.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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