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Newest draft rules governing 2022 Speaker race: Members not eligible for nomination if they violate GOP conference rules

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An updated draft of rules governing the election of the Republican’s freshman caucus leader — and eventual Speaker of the House — moves up the organizational meeting and stipulates a member found in violation of Republican conference rules would be ineligible for consideration. Reps. Ralph Massullo and Michael Grant have been tasked with writing draft rules to help guide the freshman class’s decision-making process. While new rules approved by members this year banned any active speaker’s races until June 30,…

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Marco Rubio joining Jim DeMint to raise money in Indiana for Mike Pence on Friday

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Where will Marco Rubio be this week as Charlie Crist makes his announcement about dropping out of the GOP primary and running as an Independent?  Indiana, where Rubio joins a “heavyweight lineup” for a fundraising reception Friday for Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, chairman of the House Republican Conference and a potential 2012 presidential candidate. Sen. Jim DeMint will make remarks. The reception is at Eaglecrest, the McLean home of Tom and Randall Phillips, and event co-chairs are Bob and…

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