Rep. Biggs announces challenge to McCarthy for speaker
U.S. Republican hardliner Biggs to challenge McCarthy for House speaker
By David Morgan WASHINGTON - A hardline Republican U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday announced he will challenge House of Representatives party chief Kevin McCarthy for the House speakership, a prospect that could lead to party turmoil when the Republican-led chamber convenes in January. Representative Andy Biggs, 64, of Arizona, seems unlikely to win the speakership. But both his allies and
Arizona Republican announces run for speaker, making McCarthy's path to win speakership on first ballot even more challenging
Rep. Andy Biggs, the hard-right Arizona Republican who lost a bid last month for his conference's nomination to be the next speaker, says he will be a candidate for the speakership on January 3 -- a move that will only make it harder for House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to claim the speaker's gavel on the first ballot.
Rep. Andy Biggs to challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP House speaker
Rep. Andy Biggs announced Tuesday that he will challenge House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in his bid for House speaker, saying he's the candidate that will shake up the "establishment status quo."
Biggs renews challenge to McCarthy amid lack of consensus alternative
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday renewed his challenge against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker as McCarthy’s opponents aim to keep him from securing the gavel on the House floor but lack a viable alternative. “I’m running for Speaker to break the establishment,” Biggs, a former chairman of the confrontational conservative House…
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