GOP To Create Leadership Position For House Freshman
An interesting item from MSNBC:
NBC’s Luke Russert reports that the new GOP Leadership Team will include a position for a member of the freshman class, according to a GOP aide. Only freshmen will vote on the position, and it was created with the idea of making sure the new diverse and dynamic class of Republican members had a seat at the leadership table.
Sources tell NBC News that Rep.-Elect Kristi Noem (R-SD) has indicated that she has a strong interest in running. Noem, a Tea Party favorite, is seen by party insiders as a rising star.
The idea isn’t entirely new. Virginia’s Gerry Connolly was elected the “President” of the Democratic Freshman class in 2009, although that position isn’t formally part of the Democratic leadership in the House.