Tuesday, November 28, 2006


King considering running for RSC Chair

According to The Hill, Congressman Steve King has been making the rounds in an effort to be considered for the position of Chair of the influential House Republican Study Committee, a group of 100 or so conservative Republicans. The current Chair, Mike Pence (R-IN) just lost his bid for Minority Leader, while the past chair, John Shadegg (R-AZ), lost his bid for Minority Whip but had been a previous member of leadership.

Maybe I missed it, but I hadn't heard any noise about this in the Iowa press. It will be interesting to see how this develops and how King's star will continue to rise in the House. It would suggest to me that he might be more interested in sticking around there, rather than jumping right into a Senate campaign.