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Capitol Correspondence - 07.30.18

House Leadership in Both Parties Prepare for Challenges Post-Election

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According to Axios:

“Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), founder of the House Freedom Caucus, has just sent a letter to his colleagues announcing that he is officially running to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, Axios has confirmed. The Daily Caller was the first to report the news.

[…]

Be smart:

  • Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the favorite among President Trump and Ryan, who endorsed him in April.
  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has also been floated as a potential replacement for Ryan.”

In the meantime, Politico Pro shares that maneuvering is taking place on the Democratic side as well:

“House Democrats voted Tuesday to delay their leadership elections a full month past the November midterms, setting up a potentially lengthy and contentious battle for control of the caucus.

[…]

Pelosi plans to run for speaker again if Democrats win back the House, but roughly two dozen Democratic candidates and a handful of current members have said publicly they won’t vote for her.”