Friday, November 16, 2012
Messer Chosen To Head Freshman Class
Freshman members of the House Republican caucus in Washington have chosen Luke Messer, who succeeds U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Indiana's Sixth congressional district, as their class president. Fourth District Rep. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita was elected to the same position during his freshman class as a newly-minted congressman two years ago. "I helped lead efforts to rebuild and rebrand our state GOP - recruiting and electing Gov. Mitch Daniels, wining a strong majority in the Indiana state House, and advocating policies that brought Indiana back from its own fiscal cliff," Messer argued in a letter to new members. "Our challenges are far greater on the national level and we have our work cut out for us. Still, despite the mixed results of our national election, I am convinced that our freshmen class can contributed to the national debate." In a press release, Messer said his plans include "reaching across the aisle to find ways that Democrats and Republicans can get to know each other better."