House Republican Group Backs Longshot Webster for Speaker

  • Republicans to choose nominee Thursday to replace Boehner
  • Freedom Caucus includes almost 40 conservative members

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2015, in Washington.

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The conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus of almost 40 Republicans endorsed Representative Daniel Webster over front-runner Kevin McCarthy to succeed Speaker John Boehner when he leaves Congress.

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