Over 100 Conservative Leaders Urge Jim Jordan to Run for Speaker

A group of 114 conservative leaders sent a letter to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) asking him to run for Speaker of the House. Currently, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is widely seen as the favored, establishment candidate to replace outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan. He endorsed McCarthy as his replacement.

Entitled “Clean House,” the letter begins, “The present House Republican leadership has proven that it’s part of ‘the Swamp.’ Consequently, a vote to promote any member of today’s House GOP leadership is a vote for the Swamp. It’s time to Clean House.”

The letter praised Jordan’s conservative record. He has an impressive — and rare — 100 percent lifetime rating from The American Conservative Union. “You have demonstrated over your years on Capitol Hill an unwavering commitment to our constitutional liberties and conservative principles of free market economics, budgetary discipline, traditional values and a strong national defense.”

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