Republican Rep. Jim Banks (IN) announced Wednesday morning after the midterm elections that he is “running to be the majority whip” in the U.S. House of Representatives, starting the post-election leadership race.
“I am running to be the majority whip for our entire conference. I’m asking for your support because I want to listen and to be your voice. That is my goal for the 118th Congress,” Banks wrote in a letter to his colleagues the day after the midterm elections, as many races are still left uncalled across the country.
“It is clear House Republicans are going to take back the House next Congress. Now we must champion our agenda and prepare to govern as a majority,” Banks added before explaining why he would help the conference remain united after the election and his qualifications.
“For the past two years, I chaired the Republican Study Committee,…