WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan announced Wednesday that he will run for House minority leader, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
The announcement came hours after he won a seventh term representing his western Ohio congressional district as Republicans lost their House majority.
Jordan, an Urbana Republican, announced his decision on Hill.TV Wednesday morning.
He has indicated plans to seek a leadership role ever since House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement earlier this year. Jordan will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority leader and a California Republican.
Jordan said on Hill.TV that he was running because Republicans have not followed through on the promises they made in 2016.
“Have we replaced Obamacare yet? Have we secured the border yet? Have we reformed welfare yet? No we haven’t,” he said.