Some Republicans See Speaker Race as an Open Field

“In endorsing his top lieutenant as his successor, House Speaker Paul Ryan has sought to project an air of inevitability around Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and lock in the California Republican’s status as the heir apparent,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“It is a perception that could be hard to sustain.”

“Many members of the House Republican conference say the race is wide open and will be so long as Mr. Ryan maintains his plans to stay through the end of the year. They are also openly discussing it as a chance for several candidates to compete.”

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