The conservative Club for Growth is backing Rep. Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceUS calls on N. Korea to stop 'destabilizing actions and rhetoric' Chinese president calls for restraint on N. Korea Pence cuts short trip to focus on healthcare, funding 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