Jack Kingston

Georgia's Rep. Price hoping to win role as majority leader

WASHINGTON _ Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia is betting the same unrest that helped force out Speaker John Boehner will vault him into the No. 2 position in the House, leaping over the caucus' leaders.tmpplchld Though he is chairman of the Budget Committee, Price does not hold a spot in elected leadership. That puts him at a disadvantage in the traditional avenues against Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Price's only declared competition for majority leader in a closed-door secret ballot vote that could come as soon as next week.tmpplchld The race is premised on the expectation that the current majority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California, will take over the...