Politics & Government

June 19, 2014

The real GOP leadership fight awaits Boehner’s exit

Though the reason for the election was the shocking primary loss by Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the immediate drama will end with his replacement as majority leader. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio will retain the top spot, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who previously held the No. 3 spot, will ascend to Cantor’s position. Such an outcome would not represent any significant change in course for the party.

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