Race For Top Commerce GOP Post Heats Up

Reps. Michael Burgess (Texas), a doctor and the most senior Republican on the panel, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) are viewed as the frontrunners to fill the seat held by retiring Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), according to multiple GOP lawmakers. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) is also pursuing the top post, but he is seen as the dark horse in the race, the sources said.