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EXCLUSIVE:Rep. Byron Donalds is a rising GOP star out of Florida and is considering running for the chairmanship of the House Republican Conference.
Donalds, who is a first-term lawmaker, said to Fox News Digital that he was considering running for the position during an interview at Texas’ Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Donalds stated, “It is something I’m considering.” “I’ve had several members ask me to be the star king throughout the year, and at first I kind of laughed it off. But then people start asking and you start to think about these things.”
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Donalds stated that he was still waiting to make a decision and was focused on helping Republicans win the majority in November.
“In the House we were going to have an amazing November, and we’re going back to the [speaker’s]”William Teller from Nancy Pelosi, and get our country on the right track,” he stated. “If members of the conference wish me, [to run]Then we’ll see what happens from there.”
Donalds has attracted a lot of attention since his election to Congress in 2020.
Donalds is a former Florida State Representative and a prolific fundraiser for the national Republicans. The lawmaker has raised over $4.5 million in the last year and a quarter alone.
Donalds is seen as a strong spokesperson for Republicans, especially on education. Fox News Digital reported that the Florida lawmaker stated that his priority as a Republican majority member would be expanding school choice, and restoring parental control.
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Donalds said that his mother was a school choice parent before it was common. “She had to make every sacrifice, so I could get the best education possible … we every parent should have the ability to choose where there child goes to school.”
“We must get rid of bureaucracies and refocus on the children.
New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, the current Chair of the House Republican Conference, is yet to decide if she will continue in the role or if it will be filled by someone else.
Donalds, if elected would be the highest ranking African American in the House GOP leadership since nearly 20 years.
Source: Fox News