Political and Legislative

House Republicans Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise Will Run to Replace McCarthy as House Speaker

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and fellow Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio announced Wednesday that they will each run for speaker of the House, becoming the first two candidates in the race to replace Kevin McCarthy after his unprecedented ouster.

The race sets up a showdown that will test the abilities of both men to build support from a majority of the House GOP conference, the divides among which have been on display this year as Republican leaders navigated a narrow four-vote majority.

In separate letters to their fellow GOP lawmakers urging their support, both Jordan and Scalise pitched themselves as unifiers who can build on the party’s efforts to push back against the Biden administration’s policies and advance a conservative agenda.

Read the source article at CBS News

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