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House Republicans will reportedly announce His leadership election on Tuesday will come a week after the midterm as he prepares to reconstitute the lower house following the GOP takeover expected on November 8.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is likely to hand over her gavel in January to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)—a GOP-fundraising powerhouse that ranks as House majority leader under former Speaker Paul Ryan. and John Boehner – if (and likely when) Republicans win the House next week.

GOP Whip Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) is reportedly running unopposed to replace Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) as majority leader.

On the Democratic side, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D.N.Y.) is considered the frontrunner to replace Pelosi as majority leader in the Republican-controlled House if she wants to step down, but Pelosi has yet to reveal her intentions. has not been promoted.

Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee), who led the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump, reportedly could challenge Jeffries for the post of majority leader.

If Pelosi steps down, no. 2 no more. 3 House Democrats, Hoyer and Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (DSC), could try to keep their positions but would likely face challenges from Jeffries’ close aide Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and Rep. Pramila. Jaipal (D-Wash), both of whom are eyeing the minority whip slot.

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Forecasts suggest this is all but inevitable, but Republicans won the five seats needed to regain a House majority, meaning that Republicans will likely elect McCarthy, who is unopposed in the race for president, for the top office. . but McCarthy Needs a Strong Republican Appearance On election day to help him join the Freedom Caucus that derailed his speaker bid in 2015. If Republicans win the House with a low majority, the bloc will have more negotiating power to force McCarthy to accede to his demands. Conservative group tops list of priorities restore speaker removal power Via "Offer to vacate the chair". In the race to whip up a majority, Ferguson was the first to begin recruiting supporters this summer, Politico reported, He is supported by his predecessor, Scalise, who promoted Ferguson to his current position of chief deputy whip, but Emmer and Banks are considered. top two contenders, Democrats are reportedly eyeing a leadership election after Thanksgiving, but the timing depends largely on whether Pelosi wants to retain her leadership position. Delaying the vote may have given it more time to build enough momentum to avoid takeover from younger members, some of whom, including Rep. Alyssa Slotkin (R-Mich.), a new generation of leadership. expressed desire. "We need new blood," He said In an interview last month on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Emmer attracted the ire of Trumpworld when Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused him in October of giving an anonymous quote to The Daily Beast that cast his son Buckley Carlson in a negative light. The quote used the bank's decision to assign Buckley Carlson to work for the Republican Study Committee, as evidence that banks "die to be liked by the establishment." Carlson angrily lashed out at Emmer over the article in the phone call, Axios toldAnd Donald Trump Jr. Blamed Emmer Too a tweet for the bid, which he refused to give.

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Representative Alice Stefnick (R.N.Y.) was considered an early contender for majority whip, but when she announced in September that she would seek re-election as House Republican Conference speaker, she found herself in the running. taken out of

House Democrats begin preparations for a post-Pelosi era (Washington Post)

McCarthy says he is 'better prepared' for speaker's given than before (hill)

McCarthy unveils House GOP midterm agenda in Pennsylvania (The Associated Press)