Rep. Greg Walden, Ore., is not officially the new National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, but he is already fundraising like he is.
Walden, who is running unopposed for the post, emailed NRCC supporters Wednesday about the news that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Calif., will continue to lead the Democratic Caucus.
"So Pelosi is not going to retire — even though you and I have put her in the Minority for two straight elections," Walden wrote. "They're going to let the most liberal Democrat there is run the most liberal House Democratic Caucus ever...We want to send a message to former Speaker Pelosi and her far-left colleagues that America can't afford what they're selling."
The email included a link to donate "$2 or $3 today to let them know you won't stand for their liberal ideas."
Walden is currently the committee's deputy chairman. On Tuesday, he wrote a letter to House GOP colleagues seeking their support for his NRCC bid.