According to a report released Friday by the Daily Caller, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could become the next U.S. vice president.
First elected in 2004, McMorris Rodgers is now in her second term as vice chairman of the Republican Conference, which makes her the highest-ranking Republican woman on Capitol Hill. She has built a significant amount of behind-the-scenes clout, and has become one of her party’s most influential leaders on issues like international bailouts, earmark reform and the fight against Obamacare.
It's no secret that McMorris Rodgers is well respected in Congress, and a strong advocate on Capitol Hill on behalf of conservative women. Her name was first thrown into the mix by Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway, who was also the first to suggest that Governor Sarah Palin could be on the list in 2008.
“She’s got conservative credentials, a compelling life story,” Conway, who has worked with McMorris Rodgers in the past, told The DC. “It’s accepted wisdom in Washington, D.C. that it’s difficult to make time for family, and she turned that notion on its head...She’s been a big help in making sure that the party and the leadership know that women are not an interest group but 53 percent of active voters,” Conway said. “That it’s important to understand them culturally and engage them politically."
When asked about the possibility, the Congresswoman was very humble in her reply.
We knew 2012 would be an exciting year in politics, and with announcements like this, it's sure to be anything but boring!“It’s hard for me to imagine the nominee would actually approach me, you know?” she told The DC when asked whether she’d consider taking the job. “I think I’ll just leave it at that, and we’ll see where it goes.”
To learn more about Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, please visit Smart Girl Nation and read the series of articles I wrote:
To read the rest of the Daily Caller article, please visit this link: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/03/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-could-be-the-fall-vice-presidential-surprise/#ixzz1lfXxkq2C