Rep. Price opts not to pursue key leadership post
June 12, 2014 11:05 AM | 1891 views | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia has decided not to seek a top leadership position in the House after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's decision to step down, saying he wants to focus on serving as the next chairman of the Budget Committee.

Price said in a statement Thursday he was humbled by encouragement from colleagues, adding he's "ready to serve in whatever capacity might best help unify our team, promote our conservative principles and, above all, pursue positive solutions on behalf of our constituents."

Price was among those believed to be weighing a bid for a top spot after Cantor lost his re-election bid in this week's Virginia primary. Cantor's defeat has triggered a scramble among Republicans vying for his position, with leadership elections set for June 19.

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Just Wait
June 13, 2014
Surprised he had the common sense to realize he had no chance to win.
June 12, 2014
What a hoot. As if Price would even be considered.

Rebecca M. Stinson
June 12, 2014
Thank God! He's been quite useless ever since being elected to this position, which doesn't speak well for the voters, and I'm sure he would continue this role if he served in a leadership role.
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