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In GOP Leadership Races, Women and Freshmen Step Forward

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has a spate of Members rounding up support for her in her bid to be chairwoman of the House Republican Conference next year.

"You want to make sure you do the servant stuff that you have to do," he said. "You always look to see who's doing the team stuff, and that's an important part of it for me."

Harper is being boosted by his fellow sophomores Reps. Leonard Lance (N.J.) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (Mo.) and his home-state colleague freshman Rep. Alan Nunnelee (Miss.), their offices confirmed.

Denham, a freshman, is the only Member in a competitive race who is also running for a leadership slot, a fact that GOP aides said could leave him with less time to campaign for the Conference position. Roll Call rates his race as Leans Republican, as he faces off against former astronaut Jose Hernandez (D) in November.

Denham's office declined to comment.

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