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Hensarling Backs Pence For Conference Chair

Rep. Jeb Hensarling is throwing his weight behind Rep. Mike Pence in the race for Republican Conference chairman, after flirting with the idea of running himself.

“House Republicans have no better communicator or member with communications expertise than Mike Pence,” said Hensarling. “He is one of the most respected conservative leaders within our conference and the nation and I am proud to call him my friend. I am even prouder to support him as our next Conference chairman.”

“Mike Pence was always my first choice for this position — I asked him to run several times, and pending his final decision I was prepared to run for Conference chairman should he have chosen not to. If we are to begin the process of rebuilding a bigger, better and stronger Republican Conference, we must make decisions based upon the good of the team rather than ourselves. I believe that Mike Pence will make an excellent Conference chairman and will make all House Republicans proud.” 

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