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Paul Ryan-Endorsed Candidate Loses Bid For GOP Leadership Role


McMorris Rodgers was Speaker John Boehner's preference. Currently the vice chair of the GOP conference and highest ranking House Republican woman, she has been a loyal surrogate for leadership and has earned the Speaker's trust.

Her victory in the hard-fought battle could foretell the direction the conference will move following President Obama's re-election and the expanded Democratic majority in the Senate.

The source, a spokesperson for the Conference, told TPM that he did not have an exact vote count upon revealing the result during the closed-door meeting.