Southern Baptist elected to No. 5 GOP post

WASHINGTON — A Southern Baptist U.S. Representative who had no political experience when he first ran for office in 2010 but quickly impressed others with his leadership skills now holds the No. 5 House Republican leadership slot.

Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma, the former director of an Oklahoma Baptist camp, was elected Nov. 14 as House Policy Committee chairman, a position that ranks fifth among GOP House leaders. He was unopposed.


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