Kevin McCarthy wants John Boehner’s old job:
After hearing from my colleagues, I have decided to run for Speaker of the House. Let’s work together to make a difference for our country.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 28, 2015
This isn’t a surprise. McCarthy, a four-term California Republican, has long been considered the favorite to succeed Boehner, who announced Friday that he would step down from the speakership and retire from Congress at the end of October. McCarthy has served as majority leader, the No. 2 spot in the House, since last summer.
First Ryan, Jordan declined. Then Jeb H. Price running for MLdr instead. Labrador mum. Only longshot Webster challenging McCarthy for spkr.— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 28, 2015
House relationship-driven, not pure ideological or political reflection of party's drift. Thus, McCarthy, Dale Carnegie R, easily rising.— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 28, 2015
What you need to know about the Blue State RINO Kevin McCarthy: He is way to Liberal!!! pic.twitter.com/7pLcSIEjPG— ✯✯Gene McVay✯✯ (@GeneMcVay) September 28, 2015
Conservatives have shown they have the power to beat Cantor in a primary/usher Boehner out, but capturing power in House more difficult— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 28, 2015
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy calls for No Fly Zone over northern Syria. #JohnHay— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 28, 2015