Peter Roskam

If favorites fall, watch these dark-horse candidates for Speaker

John Fund, National Review

The more time that elapses from Kevin McCarthy’s bombshell departure from the speaker’s race, the more it looks as if GOP members are coming to realize that no savior or simple solution will heal their internal divisions. That’s why more and more of them are starting to look at members such as Blackburn and Roskam, who both want the job and are likely to have the skills to carry it off.


The House Republican Conference leadership vote for Majority Leader and Majority Whip are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern TODAY, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. UPDATE: The GOP Establishment's Rep. Kevin McCarthy won the House Majority Leader election over conservative Raul Labrador.

House Repub. Leadership: Where are the Conservatives?

Rick Manning, The Hill

No conservative candidate has announced for the majority leader spot, & the alternative for whip, Steve Scalise, is just a Boehner cheerleader. After all the concerns about the direction that Boehner's team is taking the House, no one is rising up to the challenge now that the opportunity is present.

Whip List on GOP Leadership Races

The Hill Staff

House lawmakers are jockeying for senior leadership posts after Eric Cantor’s defeat. Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader is a done deal, so now all eyes are on the Whip race. Steve Scalise and Peter Roskam are the top two Whip candidates.