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Sessions drops out of Majority Leader race, leaving McCarthy as lone hopeful
Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2014 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/12/2014 7:25:17 PM PDT by Din Maker

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) has dropped out of the race for House majority leader, leaving current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the only candidate in the race. Sessions has released a statement announcing his exit, and his spokeswoman, Torrie Miller, confirmed his departure to the Post.

“After thoughtful consideration and discussion with my colleagues, I have made the decision to not continue my run for House majority leader," Sessions said. "Today, it became obvious to me that the measures necessary to run a successful campaign would have created unnecessary and painful division within our party."

Sessions had also been considered a potential candidate for McCarthy's current job, GOP whip, but Miller said he won't pursue that post either.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 113th; cantor; kevinmccarthy; majorityleader
What the hell? OK, who castrated Pete Sessions (R-TX) in the House cloak room today? Only one vying for the position now is Cantor's hand-picked boy, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). JUST DAMN!
1 posted on 06/12/2014 7:25:18 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Sessions was a RINO anyway. I want a real conservative to step up!


2 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Din Maker

This crap is ridiculous. This party is irrecoverably broken.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Din Maker

Damn.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:10 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Din Maker

Boehner wanted an Amnesty Pimp in a safe RINO district who wasn’t vulnerable to being primaried. Sessions would be primaried if Amnesty was passed with him as the Whip.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:15 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Viennacon

According to the News, he was running as a “Red State” Candidate and in opposition to Amnesty. Somebody cut a frickin’ deal to get Boehner’s and Cantor’s boy in that position.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark.....and in the House.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Din Maker

Give me a break. More of the same is all they can come up with? Perhaps after Thad Cochran and Lamar Alexander get the boot they’ll get the message.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 7:31:14 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Din Maker

We’ve got Petey Sessions on tape betraying us on Amnesty.

Huelskamp should run!


9 posted on 06/12/2014 7:33:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LostInBayport
Perhaps after Thad Cochran and Lamar Alexander get the boot they’ll get the message.

No, they will just become more bitter and vindictive as they cater for even more Democrat votes in order to vanquish TEA Party opponents. All their efforts will be spent on primary races with nothing left to fight Democrats in November. Eric Cantor raised $5.3 million, and he spent 96% of that total campaigning against a more conservative Republican.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 7:35:02 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Din Maker
After careful review of NSA records by the Obama administration.....Pete has decided to step aside and remain on the RINO “LOYAL” OPPOSITION TEAM....
11 posted on 06/12/2014 7:36:24 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Din Maker

I thought Jim Jordan was going for it.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 7:36:47 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

I thought Jim Jordan was going for it.
_______________________________________________________

Apparently not.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 7:40:29 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Viennacon

We went Soviet people. Wise up.

Political parties and the electoral system are completely corrupted by the ruling class.

We have no civil recourse left to us - and the longer it takes for us to recognize the lessons of history and fact - the harder it is going to be to stop this dictatorial oligarchy now ruling us.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 7:43:04 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Din Maker

Ok. Something else is afoot.

The fact that no real conservative stepped up should tell us a lot.
I can only guess the timing isn’t right.

The coming new congress will see a dozen of Bonehead allies
retire which means less GOPe votes.
In addition, newly elected reps like Brat will be coming in.
In other words, less votes for GOPe leadership in the coming new
congress than there are now.

Odds are much better with the coming new congress.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 7:44:13 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Din Maker

Easy now, Hensarling may be planning to challenge Boehner for the Speaker’s job.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 7:45:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Din Maker

Well, McCarthy has to run in November.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 7:49:14 PM PDT by kempster
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To: tennmountainman

Right, don’t fill the position till 2015 when we have more TP candidates to choose from. Leave it open for the rest of the year. Ain’t nothing going to get done anyway.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: Din Maker

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/congress/1215/reportcard/CONGRESS/

McCarthy is WAY worse than Cantor on amnesty. Guess the big dogs are going to show us-if we complain about building bricks, they will make us make bricks without the straw. Fine. Bring it on. I’m sick of being told who we get, and to like it.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:53:27 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: Ray76

Cobservatives are wanting Jordan or Labrador to run and neither has said ‘no’.
But when Hensarling turned it down one had to think this was being seen as desirable as First Mate on the Titanic.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:55:44 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Din Maker

Eventually people will end the madness of supporting their own demise.

Wake the hell up folks.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 7:57:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jimbo123

On the local news in Dallas today, they reported that Hensarling dropped out because he may rather run for Boehner’s seat. Hmmmm..... haven’t heard that anywhere else.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 7:58:22 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: batterycommander

The position will be filled for now.
However, for the reasons I mentioned, that does not mean it could
not change with coming retirements and new reps coming in for
the next session.

What else can explain why no true conservative did not step up now?
There is a reason no conservative stepped up NOW, with the key word
being now.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 8:02:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Viennacon
Sessions was a RINO anyway.

His 2013 ACU rating was 80% and his lifetime rating is 96%.

http://www.conservative.org/legislative-ratings/2013-congress

24 posted on 06/12/2014 8:49:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3129175/posts


25 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kempster
McCarthy has to run in November.

They all have to run in November.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:57:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Viennacon

I’m definitely opposed to illegal immigration.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 9:06:43 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: jimbo123
Boehner wanted an Amnesty Pimp in a safe RINO district who wasn’t vulnerable to being primaried. Sessions would be primaried if Amnesty was passed with him as the Whip.

Exactly, this was strategy to let the GOPe get their wish list with no interference. I'm calling my Rep tomorrow just to voice what a sorry bunch of losers are sitting in that chamber. They should be ashamed of themselves.

28 posted on 06/12/2014 9:22:14 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: tennmountainman

Thanks for the optimistic post, hope you’re right.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 9:24:07 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: kempster

But he had no opposition in the June primary.

????


30 posted on 06/12/2014 9:27:03 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Re: “McCarthy is WAY worse than Cantor on amnesty.”

His District is almost 40% Hispanic.

It’s also a farming District.

On those two issues he is All Left, All the Time.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 10:49:18 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Din Maker

They still don’t get the message. We’re tired of leadership that keeps surrendering and leaving us with the consequences.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 11:13:00 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Din Maker
Who is the other politician with the last name of Sessions...is it Jeff? I know that one of these two men is considered a patriot, a Conservative.
33 posted on 06/13/2014 1:03:38 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

Yes; Jeff Sessions is the other one.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 6:31:05 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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