Walden Elected New NRCC Chair
Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon has been elected as the next chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Walden, who was the favorite to win the NRCC post, replaces outgoing chair Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas as chair for the 2014 cycle.
Sessions has been nominated by House Speaker John Boehner to take the chairmanship of the House Rules Committee, replacing retiring Rep. David Dreier of California.
Read Walden's statement after the jump:
"Under Chairman Sessions' leadership at the NRCC, House Republicans have won the two biggest majorities since World War II. I have big, Texas-sized boots to fill, but as Pete's deputy for the last four years, I've helped implement a shared vision for the NRCC and now seek to build on that foundation.
“Each election cycle brings new opportunities and challenges, and 2014 is no different. Republicans have sound proposals to grow American jobs, bring accountability to government and help all Americans improve their lives. As Eagle Scouts, Pete and I have lived by the philosophy of leaving your campsite better than you found it. And that's what I will do as NRCC Chairman."