State House GOP majority fills out leadership team
J. Patrick Coolican
December 3, 2014 — 6:41pm
Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader-elect Joyce Peppin announced their leadership team Tuesday. The Republican caucus, newly in the majority after last month’s election, elected Rep. Dan Fabian to be majority whip. The whip traditionally counts and rounds up stray votes on the House floor.
The caucus also elected six assistant majority leaders. They are first term Rep.-elect Dave Baker and Reps. Deb Kiel, Ron Kresha, Kathy Lohmer, Tim Sanders and Chris Swedzinski.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."