Shadegg told Human Events that fellow GOPers insisted he run:
"For the past several days, I have spoken with members all across our Conference," Shadegg said. "Based on those conversations, I believe that a majority of Republicans in the House understand the need for real, thorough reform. We must renew our commitment to the principles that won us a majority in the first place: fiscal discipline, smaller government, lower taxes, a strong national defense, returning power to the states, and greater personal freedom."
Shadegg is trying to use his close ties with the Republican Study Committee to blunt Blunt and Boehner; the RSC has more than 100 members and could use its bloc to anoint a new majority leader.