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Andy Harris to run for Republican Study Committee chair

Andy Harris to run for Republican Study Committee chair

Rep. Andy Harris said Wednesday he is running to lead an influential caucus of House Republicans wrestling with dissension from its most conservative members.

The Baltimore County Republican considered running to chair the Republican Study Committee in 2014, but dropped out after his wife died unexpectedly. Harris said he is taking another shot now, with his family's blessing, and is already reaching out to colleagues for their support. 

The decision comes as some members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, to which Harris also belongs, have threatened to leave the Republican Study Committee. Though the two groups hold similar positions on policy, the Freedom...

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