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Jim Jordan speaker bid excites conservatives: 'The grassroots is starving for principled leadership'

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Conservatives insist Mr. Jordan has a chance to win because the House Republican conference could tilt further to the right after the November elections. They also say grassroots engagement on behalf of Mr. Jordan will put an unprecedented level of pressure on lawmakers to give him a good look. “There is just so much disappointment with Republican leaders,” said Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative leader. “The grassroots is starving for principled leadership, and they see that with Jim Jordan.”