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A new rallying cry in the House: 'Remember the class of 2010'

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In a pitch that looks like a twist on the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo," someone on Capitol Hill Tuesday implored the class of 2010 to prevent their influence from waning.

On Tuesday evening, the now-sophomore class gathered to discuss the path forward for the conference in light of the pending changes in leadership.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, who were both elected in 2010, spoke to the group, but the sheet does not mention either of them specifically.

Labrador is running a long-shot campaign for majority leader. Stutzman, the dark horse candidate in a race for majority whip with House Majority Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Illinois and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

As part of the meeting, someone put out an agenda sheet titled: "Will anyone remember the class of 2010?"

Scalise, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and Roskam are considered the favorites in the race, which could go to a second ballot if the first ballot winner fails to secure a majority.

Members will gather Thursday afternoon to elect a new majority leader. Current House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California is expected to win that contest; his ascension would create a vacancy in the whip post.

The elections are scheduled to be held back to back. They are conducted by secret ballot.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed the source of the handout.

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David M. Drucker

Senior Congressional Correspondent
The Washington Examiner