Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who serves as House Republican conference chair, the No. 4 slot in House Republican leadership, announced on Monday that she would not run for majority leader.
Her announcement came after after Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) entered the race and earned key endorsements from House colleagues. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is also running for majority leader.
"The best way right now for me to empower my colleagues through positive change is to remain conference chair," McMorris Rodgers said in a statement, according to CNN.
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