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Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives
Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives

Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study Committee, a group that has grown with the wave of conservatives — including Harris — who swept the party to power in the chamber in 2010. The caucus represents more than two-thirds of all House Republicans, giving its leader a powerful bloc with which to influence legislation. The position has become vacant in the reshuffling of GOP leaders after the unexpected primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "I'm...

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