House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner to succeed John Boehner as the next speaker, has suddenly pulled out of the race, a stunning development to a race he was once virtually assured to win.
McCarthy made the announcement at a House Republican caucus meeting in which he was expected to win the GOP nomination for speaker.
“I think McCarthy just pulled out of the race…” Rep. Bill Huizenga tweeted.
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