The conservative Club for Growth is backing Rep. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Report: Trump administration officials urged furious Tillerson not to quit Authorities recover 47 firearms in connection with Las Vegas shooter MORE (R-Ill.) in his bid for Republican conference chair in the House of Representatives.

Pence officially announced his bid yesterday, along with endorsements from House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

"As the Republican Party strives to regain majority status, Mike Pence