Young Conservative Lawmakers Want to Play Larger Role

A group of GOP lawmakers frustrated with the party’s messaging efforts want to use the leadership races to win more influence for younger members.

Roughly thirty lawmakers, a chunk of them under the age of 40, were slated to meet Wednesday to begin early discussions about how to get a bigger say in the GOP’s messaging strategy.

“There’s certainly an appetite among the younger members to organize and to kind of figure out what direction we want to see our conference go after the Ryan era,” said Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), 38, one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for reelection this fall.

While some young Republican members had been casually discussing for months forming a coalition to better represent their interests in Congress, the idea has taken on a new sense of urgency following Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) sudden retirement announcement last week.

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