November 8th, 2010
10:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Sessions backs off GOP whip fight

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans avoided a potentially contentious leadership fight Monday when Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced his decision not to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, for the position of majority whip - the third highest ranking position in the House GOP hierarchy.

Sessions will instead seek another term as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is tasked with heading House GOP campaign efforts.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    GREAT job Pete in the last election! Now work on retiiring the rest of the Socialsit DemocRAT Party. Keep up the good work in 2012 and this country will be forever indebted to you.

    November 8, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Uh-huh. Who's taking Mikey's job? And when will they let the poor slob know that he's been replaced ?

    November 8, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  3. Whatever

    GOOD LUCK to Sesions and the GOP!!!!! The more people you bring in that are not willing to be managed or compromise even with their own party, will lead to more ciaos!!! Remember NO spending and this includes for the wars!!!

    November 8, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |