Fight in the House

Only one GOP members of the New York House delegation has, so far, gotten into the mix of the fight to succeed Tom DeLay.

“Mr. Walsh is committed to [Roy] Blunt and is stumping (making calls on his behalf),” emails a spokesman for Rep. James Walsh, Dan Gage.

No New Yorkers are on this Hotline list of members committed either to Blunt or John Boehner; spokesmen for King, Sweeney, and Fossella couldn’t say where their bosses stood.

But one Capitol Hill Republican who doesn’t work for any of these members says Tom Reynolds, the only New Yorker in leadership, is close to both contenders, and probably does fine either way.

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