Word this morning is that some conservative House colleagues of Rep. John Shadegg (AZ), who has insisted that he is not seeking the House Majority Leader position, are looking for an opening to press him into challenging Reps. Boehner and Blunt for the job. Shadegg is viewed by many off Capitol Hill – in the blogosphere and among party activists – as the “true conservative” option to Boehner and Blunt. This is interesting, if only because the “Two B’s” running both have stellar conservative pedigrees and voting records. The fact that Shadegg’s name continues to be floated would indicate that the zeal for “reform” that is being tossed about isn’t being addressed as readily as perhaps the “Two B’s” whip operations believe with their candidates, and that there is a well spring of support for a third candidate.
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