The day after the House of Representative’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican.
Meanwhile, that No. 4 – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers – said she wouldn’t be trying to leapfrog to No. 3.
The congresswoman was mentioned early Wednesday by several political analysts as a possible replacement for Eric Cantor, who will step down next month as majority leader. Cantor said he’d support Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, who is next in line on the leadership ladder, to move up.
McMorris Rodgers’ staff released a statement that she would not seek either the majority leader or whip position but would remain in the No. 4 leadership spot. She did not return a request for comment. Jim Camden, SR