Paul Ryan backs staunch conservative Tom Price for GOP Conference chair

Paul Ryan backs staunch conservative Tom Price for GOP Conference chair!/RepTomPrice/status/268373439310622720

In a letter to fellow lawmakers, Rep. Paul Ryan has endorsed Georgia Rep. Tom Price to be the next chairman of the Republican Conference.

We need @reptomprice ‘s strong conservative voice==> @reppaulryan endorses Tom Price for GOP Conference chair

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012

Ryan emphasized the need to have “proven leaders at the helm of our policy and communication strategies.”

I have had the privilege of working with Congressman Price on a myriad of different issues over the years, and I know he is uniquely qualified for the job of Conference Chairman. He was instrumental in drafting our House Republican budget. His vocal leadership on issues like health care, tax reform, and fiscal matters has been vital to our messaging and policy efforts.

No one will work harder than Congressman Price at building a strong and compelling communications and policy strategy that reflects the will of our membership and the needs of the nation.

Price is running against Boehner’s pick, GOP Conference vice chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

GOP must NOT put pandering to Left’s identity politics above staunch conservative leadership.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012

Tom Price bucks Boehner on Obamacare ==>

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012

On “Fox News Sunday,” Price said “no” when asked if he agreed with Speaker Boehner that Obamacare was here to stay.

“I can tell you, as a physician, we’re not opposed to the president’s health care law because of this election. We’re opposed because it’s bad policy and it’s bad for patients all across this land,” Price said.

Boehner recently said “the election changes that” when asked if he will continue efforts to repeal the law. “Obamacare is the law of the land,” he said.

We need conservatives at the GOP leadership table who are willing to push back. @reptomprice for conference chair!

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012


Other conservatives are making the case for Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

Get the Message Out: Cathy McMorris Rodgers for House Republican Conference Chair! #tbrs

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 12, 2012

And I’ll note that both Tom Price and Cathy McMorris Rodgers are past #SGS speakers. I like ‘em both.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) November 13, 2012

I lean toward supporting McMorris Rodgers, she’s been the Conference Vice Chair for a while. And a woman in GOP leadership is needed.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) November 13, 2012

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