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Cathy McMorris Rodgers Won't Try To Move Up GOP Leadership Ladder

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"After much encouragement from my colleagues, conversations with my family, and many prayers, I have decided to remain Conference Chair at this time," the No. 4 House Republican said in a statement, provided to TPM. "I look forward to continue leading my colleagues and building on our successes to introduce a culture of innovation to Capitol Hill, improve the image of House Republicans, and unite our entire Conference behind conservative solutions that serve people in every corner of America."