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Kline one of two contenders for top GOP post on education-labor panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The race for the top GOP position on the House Education and Labor Committee has come down to two candidates: Reps.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The race for the top GOP position on the House Education and Labor Committee has come down to two candidates: Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers R-Wash., and  John Kline of Minnesota, according to The Hill.

The Hill reports that both members have key ties to the 28-member Steering Committee that will choose the next ranking member on Wednesday.

Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who has five votes on the panel, is a Kline ally. Meanwhile, McMorris-Rogers sits on the Steering Committee as the vice chairman of the GOP Conference.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., is the third possible contender for the spot, but at the moment, he does not appear to be one of the frontrunners, according to The Hill’s unnamed GOP leadership sources.