Republicans have two main goals in the 2014 elections… elect a GOP governor and end the Democrats’ veto-proof stranglehold on the legislature.
That’s according to state Representative Raymond Poe… who hopes to help with that effort as House Republican leader.
Poe is one of at least three GOP members of the House who are jockeying for position, now that Leader Tom Cross has announced he will give up that post to pursue the race for state Treasurer.
Poe says he is within striking distance of locking up the votes he needs, but isn’t there yet.
House Republicans could elect their new leader early next month.