It may not have been the biggest leadership election of the day — that will come when the GOP picks their top spots this afternoon — but Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., did win the first one.
Scott, who has served these past two years as the freshman class liaison to the leadership table, was reelected by voice vote to hold the position again for the sophomore class.
“I’m not the head honcho, but I’m still there,” Scott said about sitting at the table. His partner at the table during his freshman term was Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., who decided not to run for a second time.
“The strength of our class lies largely within our diversified backgrounds and life experiences,” she said in a letter to her classmates. “As such, I have no doubt our class will be well represented by whoever we choose to fill that position.”
Scott said he has already started holding meetings with his classmates about coalescing around some sort of a message moving forward.
“The first step is to build consensus in the class about what our agenda looks like,” he said. “We’ll include some stance on immigration reform, which will be a major part of next year. We have some real passionate members about immigration, the tax code and reducing the debt.”