U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of Dunn hailed the victory of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference Committee, making her the highest ranking women in the House leadership.
McMorris defeated the more conservative Rep. Tom Price of Georgia for the number four position in the House leadership. In doing so, Ellmers both aligned herself with the House Republican leaders and House Speaker John Boehner and for giving women more of a voice.
Rodgers also campaigned for Ellmers in the district this year.
“I'm proud to see the progress that is being made within our party and the growing role of women in our leadership,” Ellmers said in a statement.