GOPAC to name new legislative leaders


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

GOPAC, the Republican outside group founded by former Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont (R) and brought to prominence by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will roll out its new list of legislative leaders on Tuesday.

In a release to come later this morning, GOPAC will announce the new members of the Legislative Leaders Advisory Board. The members include:

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey

Georgia Senate Pres. David Shafer

Ohio Senate Pres. Keith Faber

Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon

Indiana Senate Majority Leader Brandt Hershman

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi

Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer

Alaska House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt

Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer

Texas State Sen. Joan Huffman

Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves

Florida State Rep. Dana Young

Ohio State Rep. Barbara Sears

Colorado State Rep. Libby Szabo

New Mexico State Rep. Nate Gentry

New Hampshire State Sen. Andy Sanborn

Wisconsin State Sen. Leah Vukmir

Alabama State Rep. Jack Williams

North Carolina State Rep. Tom Murry

GOPAC has been one of the training grounds for Republican state legislators, and the group always points out the number of members of Congress who come from their ranks.

Reid Wilson covers state politics and policy for the Washington Post's GovBeat blog. He's a former editor in chief of The Hotline, the premier tip sheet on campaigns and elections, and he's a complete political junkie.
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