1.) Leadership Fight

  • 2018-11-12
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
The debate within the shrunken Republican caucus over Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) replacement has begun.

Losing majority status in the lower chamber has led to a free-for-all for the party's top posts, with conservative insurgents attempting to usurp the establishment's preferred candidates.

Even Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) faces a strong challenge for minority leader from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). 

Jordan, an unabashed conservative, has already sent a letter to his colleagues making the case for his candidacy. 

As Majority Whip, McCarthy failed to garner the votes to repeal Obamacare, secure the border, or reform welfare.

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