The conservative Club for Growth is backing Rep. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOPINION | There is no Trump administration Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president' DeVos charges ahead on school choice 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