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House Freedom Caucus May Re-Elect Jim Jordan As Chairman

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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House Freedom Caucus (HFC) Chairman Jim Jordan will likely retain his role in the powerful conservative group if he opts to run for his position again.

The Ohio Republican has led the HFC since it was established in 2015, and appears to have the backing of his colleagues to remain at the helm.

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said he plans to run if Jordan doesn’t seek the position again.

“Really, I haven’t really focused on that at all and my encouragement would be to have Jim Jordan stay on board,” Meadows told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “If he’s willing to do that he’ll have my 100 percent support, and if not, then certainly I’d throw my hat in the ring.”

There is no clause preventing Jordan from running again, according to HFC spokeswoman Alyssa Farah. (RELATED: GOP Congressman: IRS Too Busy Spying On Americans To Do Its Job)

“The interpretation is that he can, so my guess is he stays on and Meadows does a new role, like a vice chairmanship or something like that,” she told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Th group, which is focused on advancing conservative principles like lower spending levels and small government, is slated to choose its chairman in December.

Jordan’s office could not confirm whether he’d run for the position again.

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