“I don’t want to divulge too much, but we have been talking about succession plans,” Dent assured me. Quick as a jackrabbit, he ticked through over a half-dozen Tuesday Groupies ready to rise to the occasion: Elise Stefanik, Ryan Costello, Leonard Lance, Carlos Curbelo, John Katko, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Patrick Meehan.

And that’s just for starters.

“We have some really good people ready, willing, and able step up,” said Dent. “They will take on greater roles—not necessarily as chair or co-chair—but in leadership roles providing a stronger voice for the pragmatic, governing wing of the party.”