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Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker
  Friday 13 April, 2018
Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaker Friday, a move likely intended to clear the field and make way for his top deputy.

"We all think that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press set to air Sunday.

McCarthy ran for speaker in 2015 but dropped out at the last minute when it became clear he didn't have the votes. Some conservative House members were unhappy with him. But this time will be different, Ryan said, because “what’s changed is we have gotten a lot done."

McCarthy has been discussed as the most likely successor. However, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the GOP whip, has not ruled out a run for speaker under the right circumstances. He has said he would not run against McCarthy.

Ryan's announcement comes hours after the former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said he was considering a run. While Jordan is a longshot for the post he could take away enough votes to hurt McCarthy's chances.

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