McMorris Rodgers Drops Out of Running for House GOP Leadership After Liz Cheney Launches Bid

Posted on November 8, 2018 4:08 pm

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) is likely to become the next chair of the House Republican Conference after the current occupant, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.), decided Thursday that she would not seek a fourth term in the position.

A person familiar with McMorris Rodgers’ decision confirmed her move to the Washington Post. McMorris Rodgers’ choice to vacate her leadership post came after Republicans lost their eight-year House majority. The GOP lost at least eight and possibly as many as 15 seats in the midterm elections on Tuesday.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Richard Cheney, sent a letter to