The House Republican leadership race is expected to reach a full boil following Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement on Wednesday.
Ryan’s top lieutenants, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, are both seen as potential Speakers-in-waiting — or minority leaders, if the GOP loses the House.
Though neither lawmaker has officially thrown his hat into the ring, Republican colleagues think both men will likely start making moves in the weeks ahead. And more lawmakers could enter the race as Republicans scramble to save their majority and consider who should lead them in 2019.
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