Executive Director of GOP Strategy Group Fired

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leave the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, before a vote on a measure to let insurers k... Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leave the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, before a vote on a measure to let insurers keep offering health coverage that falls short of the law's standards. A day earlier, the president changed course in the face of a public uproar over the flawed debut of the Affordable Care Act and said he would take administrative action — which doesn't need congressional approval — to let companies continue selling such plans for at least another year. Unlike the House GOP bill, he would permit such sales to insurers' existing customers only, not to new ones.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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Paul Teller, the executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee, has reportedly been fired, a senior GOP aide confirmed to TPM on Wednesday.  

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA, pictured), the chairman of the RSC, asked for Teller’s resignation, according to Politico on Wednesday. The RSC serves as the policy group for roughly 170 conservative members in the House.

A senior GOP aide said that Teller had been “divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by the RSC members.”

Teller’s firing is also notable given that when Scalise took the reigns of the RSC in 2012 he decided to keep Teller as executive director.

This post was updated.

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