Moderates Look to Flex Muscle in Majority-Leader Race

Without their own horse in the contest, GOP centrists want to at least influence the outcome and push for party rebels to punished more aggressively.

Rep. Charlie Dent (right), shown here with House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, is one of the Republican moderates pushing leadership candidates for assurances on internal conference politics.
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