Aiming for a top post in a reshuffled Republican leadership team, Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston announced his bid to become chairman of the House Republican Conference, which is charged with developing the party’s national communications strategy.
“Last night’s results are a call to renewal for the Republican Party. As someone who was here the last time we regained a Republican majority, I know the challenges that lie ahead,” the Savannah lawmaker said in a written statement.
“I also know the road back to a sustained majority starts with a bold, optimistic platform of big ideas that all Republicans can proudly rally around. Our platform of reform and renewal must be communicated in clear and innovative ways by a united team.”
Kingston currently is vice chairman of the committee, which represents all Republicans in the House and meets weekly to develop party policy. The elected chairmanship is now held by Ohio Rep. Deborah Pryce. Vice President Dick Cheney held the position while in Congress in the late 1980s.