All’s well within

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Democrats and Repub­li­cans have cho­sen their re­spec­tive party lead­ers for the up­com­ing 110th Congress, and for at least one con­gress­man who was un­suc­cess­ful in his bid to be­come Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence chair­man, there are no hard feel­ings.

“While we came up short, 91-to100 [votes], it was a close race, and I feel good about it,” Ge­or­gia Rep. Jack Kingston told Inside the Belt­way af­ter his loss to Florida Rep. Adam H. Put­nam, who will have the task of di­rect­ing day-to-day op­er­a­tions of the con­fer­ence of­fice — the or­ga­ni­za­tional ve­hi­cle for all Repub­li­cans.

“I know many peo­ple were pray­ing, es­pe­cially me — and at this mo­ment of de­feat, I’m com­forted in a great peace,” he said. “As the old hymn says, ‘It is well with my soul.’ ”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.