Small GOP House majority may mean trouble for Kevin McCarthy

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The GOP being projected to win a smaller House majority than expected may mean that Kevin McCarthy will struggle to win the votes necessary to be Speaker.
23 days ago·Washington, United States

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McCarthy's quest to be speaker collides with GOP failures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The promise of a red wave receding , Republicans on Wednesday faced the stark reality that any return to power would mean presiding over a narrowly split Congress, and the party’s dismal performance weakened House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy as he reaches for the speaker's gavel .

24 days ago·United States
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Kevin McCarthy moves quickly to secure potential speakership as hard-right group weighs a long-shot challenge

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is moving swiftly to lock down the votes to claim the speaker's gavel as a hard-right faction of his conference discusses whether to mount a long-shot challenge to complicate his bid and force concessions in the process, according to multiple GOP sources.

24 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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McCarthy Announces Speaker Bid, as Republicans Grasp for House Majority

With many races unresolved, the top House Republican rushed to declare victory and alert his colleagues that he still meant to seek the top post, even as he toiled to shore up his right flank.

23 days ago·New York, United States
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Kevin McCarthy almost has the reins of a House majority. Can he hold on?

While McCarthy's calculations likely have not upended his chance to become speaker of the House, the expected thin margin of victory has complicated his path.

23 days ago·Washington, United States
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Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially launches bid for House speaker

Rep. Steve Scalise, the current minority whip, has also announced his run for House majority leader.

23 days ago·New York, United States
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McCarthy announces bid for Speaker with House majority yet to be called

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has officially announced his bid for Speaker of the House, throwing his hat into the ring even as votes are still being counted to determine which party will control the lower chamber. McCarthy, who has long eyed the Speaker’s gavel, sent a letter to House Republicans on Wednesday asking for […]

22 days ago·Washington, United States
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