"The GOP-dominated panel deliberated for about 10 minutes today before making their unanimous decision. Rules Committee Chair (R) is close with Haridopolos and had already endorsed his campaign for Senate, as had another committee member, Sen. (R). When asked whether his voting on the matter represented a conflict of interest, Thrasher said, 'Hell, no.' Flores also said she felt there was no conflict."
Julie Sobel of the National Journal has more here.