NRCC picks deputy chairman spot
November 27th, 2012
10:01 AM ET
1 year ago

NRCC picks deputy chairman spot

(CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee has selected Rep. Lynn Westmoreland as their deputy chairman, chairman Rep. Greg Walden announced Tuesday.

Westmoreland hails from Georgia and is entering his fifth term in the U.S. House. He previously coordinated the committee's efforts surrounding redistricting, which changed the contours of congressional districts ahead of the most recent election.

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"Lynn Westmoreland is a well-respected leader in the House, and I'm pleased that he will serve as deputy chairman at the NRCC," Walden, R-Oregon, said in a statement. "Lynn is savvy, thoughtful and a hard worker. He knows what it takes to win elections. Together, with the help of our Republican colleagues, we will pick up seats in 2014."

Walden is entering his eighth term in the House and was announced earlier this month as the successor to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, as chairman of the group.

Democrats picked up 7 seats in the House this year, and one outstanding race in North Carolina is in a recount.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Who's job is he replacing ?

    November 27, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    He previously coordinated the committee's efforts surrounding redistricting, which changed the contours of congressional districts ahead of the most recent election.
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    That's called gerrymandering. I swear, House republicans might as well pose with the confederate flag.

    November 27, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. Larry L

    He's the head "gerrymander" responsible for the most sophisticated form of voter suppression. Take a look at Texas and you'll see the work of the Republicans at creating the most dishonest and unfair voting districts imaginable. Our districts were crafted to dilute the voting power of minorities and create districts controlled by Republicans forever. Some are long, thin corridors used to link remote locations and create "contiguous" districts across hundreds of miles. It's an obviously dishonest practice and the backbone of Texas politics.

    November 27, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Thomas

    Who's job is he replacing ?
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    The national chairman of the Tea Party Express.

    November 27, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |