With the ink on the ballots not even dry yet, the jockeying for Eric Cantor's post as House Majority Leader has begun. It's being reported that the Virginia Republican will announce that he's be stepping down before November.
Eric Cantor will announce today he is stepping down as House Majority Leader effective July 31.— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 11, 2014
So who's interested in being Speaker John Boehner's #2? Let's take a look at the possibilities:
A/S/L: 57, Male, Texas
Position: Chair of House Financial Services Committee
JIM JORDAN gives blessing to JEB H for ML in intvw with Post, McCarthy allies watching nervously...— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 11, 2014
A/S/L: 49, Male, California
Position: House Majority Whip
Early speculation: "McCarthy spent the morning in his spacious suite on the first floor of the Capitol, reaching out by telephone to more than 100 members, declining to go into details about his plans while hinting, with his appreciation for the encouragement, that he would run for majority leader."
A/S/L: 59, M, Texas
Position: Chairman of the House Rules Committee
Early Pretty definitive speculation:
.@PeteSessions, R-Texas/ current chairman of the House Rules Cmte, is running for Majority Leader, an aide tells me.— John R Parkinson (@jparkABC) June 11, 2014
Washington's Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is being promoted for a possible leadership position, but likely not majority leader.
Surprised we’re not hearing more support for McMorris-Rodgers to replace Cantor. Gave SOTU response, counters “war on women” attacks— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 11, 2014
Also, Jim Jordan is reportedly backing Hensarling so, sorry "Erik."
Jim Jordan for Majority Leader!— Erik Telford (@BlameTelford) June 11, 2014