The Race for House Majority Leader

Three New Jersey GOP Congressmen have taken sides in the race to succeed Tom DeLay as House Majority Leader, according to a list compiled by Hotline. Rodney Frelinghuysen and Michael Ferguson are backing Roy Blunt, the current Majority Whip who has been acting as leader since DeLay’s indictment last year. James Saxton is supporting John Boehner, a former House GOP Conference Leader from Ohio. Republicans expect Christopher Smith to back Boehner; Blunt was part of the leadership team that ousted him as Veterans Committee Chairman last year.

The Race for House Majority Leader