McCarthy Running to Replace Boehner as U.S. House Speaker

House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy talks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol on July 9, 2014, in Washington.

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U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he’s running to replace Speaker John Boehner, a position the five-term California congressman appears prepared to easily win.

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