House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, right, arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is the presumptive next speaker of the House, but faces challenges.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, right, arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is the presumptive next speaker of the House, but faces challenges. Carolyn Kaster Associated Press
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, right, arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is the presumptive next speaker of the House, but faces challenges. Carolyn Kaster Associated Press
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McCarthy would bring California clout, though limited, as House speaker

October 01, 2015 11:53 AM

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