House Republican Conference vice chair

Doug Collins Enters Race for GOP Conference Vice Chairman
Current vice chairwoman Lynn Jenkins will not seek re-election

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins is running for vice chairman of the House Republican Conference. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins has entered the race for the House Republican Conference vice chairmanship, creating a contest for the No. 5 spot in GOP leadership.

“As a leader who initiates crucial conversations and commits to hard votes, I am equipped to increase the unity within our party and across our nation,” Collins said in a pitch to colleagues.

Bill Flores Running for Vice Chair of GOP Conference
Current Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins has not announced whether she'll run again

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, announced that he is running for vice chair of the House Republican Conference. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Texas Republican Rep. Bill Flores told Roll Call Wednesday that he plans to run for vice chairman of the House Republican Conference. 

“I have informed several members of that choice,” Flores said, noting he planned to make a formal announcement to members later Wednesday.