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Vern Buchanan Goes to Bat for NRCC, Michigan Republicans as Race for Ways and Means Chairmanship Heats Up

Last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., helped the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raise money in Michigan.

Buchanan, who is originally from the Great Lakes States, has a home in Torch Lake, Michigan, where he raised more than $100,000 for the NRCC last week.

“This November, our top priority must be to fire Nancy Pelosi so we can put an end to Biden’s reckless agenda,” Buchanan said. “That’s why it is so important to support these amazing candidates here tonight.”

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Mich., the chairman of the NRCC, called Buchanan “a great team player” and pointed to the Florida congressman raising more than $2.75 million, more than any other House Republican who is not in leadership.

“When we take back the majority, a lot of that will be because of the work Vern has done,” Emmer said.

With Republicans favored to take control of the U.S. House after the November elections, Buchanan is a top contender to take over the chairmanship of the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. With U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the current top Republican on the committee, retiring, Buchanan faces competition from U.S. Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Jason Smith, R-Neb., in the battle to wield the gavel.

Attorney Jan Schneider, who pulled 40 percent against Buchanan in 2016, and ran for the Democratic congressional nomination in 2018, is running against the congressman in a rematch this election cycle. Buchanan is a heavy favorite to keep his seat.

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    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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