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Jeb Hensarling Sees 'Green Light' to Run for Leadership in November
nationaljournal.com ^ | 6/20/14 | Tim Alberta

Posted on 06/23/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by cotton1706

House conservatives fretted their failure to recruit Rep. Jeb Hensarling into this week's Republican leadership race, but their misery might not last very long.

Hensarling, the popular Texan who passed on the chance to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy in Thursday's special election, appears poised to run for one of the top two leadership positions—either speaker or majority leader—in November, according to multiple sources close to the congressman.

"He sounds like he's ready to run in the fall," said a Republican source who has been speaking with Hensarling for months about an internal campaign.

Conservatives have long been pressuring Hensarling to seek a leadership spot in November, when Republican officials will hold their regularly scheduled elections for positions in the next Congress. Those members pounced when Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his primary last week, pleading with Hensarling to run for majority leader right then and there. He said he would "prayerfully" consider doing so, but friends of the Financial Services chairman knew he wouldn't bite.

In truth, Hensarling allies explain, he had been taking seriously the encouragement to run in November. But he needed to go through an exhaustive process—meeting with advisers and colleagues to discuss strategy, and more important, discussing the decision with his family. That process, Hensarling always thought, would not need to commence until late summer or early fall.

But then Cantor lost. And that, according to several close friends, forced Hensarling last week to confront a host of questions, both personal and professional, that he otherwise would not have dealt with until September or October. Specifically, Hensarling has long worried how a top leadership job would force him to spend more time on the fundraising circuit and less time with his wife and two young children.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 06/23/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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....appears poised to run for one of the top two leadership positions—either speaker or majority leader—in November
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Bulls**t! I like Jeb (My fellow Texan Jeb; not the FL Jeb.) but if he wanted to be Majority Leader he should have gotten is butt in gear went for it last week. Hard to defeat an incumbent (McCarthy).


2 posted on 06/23/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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appears poised to run for one of the top two leadership positions—either speaker or majority leader—in November,

i do not believe it... it will not happen... if he plans to "perhaps" run for Majority Leader, why wait until November? what a let down... all of them...

3 posted on 06/23/2014 8:40:23 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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