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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: Election for Speaker delayed

In a shocking move, current Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) withdrew from the race for Speaker of the House earlier today. The unexpected move came just hours after he assured supporters that he had the votes necessary to secure the Speakership. Current Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that the vote to replace him would be delayed. 

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — September 25, 2015

Full statement from the Office of Speaker of the House John Boehner:

“Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all.

“The Speaker’s plan was to serve only through the end of last year. Leader Cantor’s loss in his primary changed that calculation.

“The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.

“He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign his Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.” 

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