Drama Over House Speakership Pits Paul Ryan Against Kevin McCarthy

Tensions over who will succeed Speaker Paul Ryan are starting to torment House Republicans.
Republicans are entering one of the most difficult midterm election cycles in years.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the current favorite for the job.
McCarthy’s supporters are upset that Ryan insists on staying through the election.
They think the delay can only hurt McCarthy’s chances.
The delay could lead to a power struggle in the House Republican Conference in the thick of election season.

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