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Who Could Be The Next House GOP Leader?

              FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans’ knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections. House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than do Democrats, thanks in part to a politicized redistricting process that packs minorities into Democratic-leaning districts. That leaves GOP representatives with lots of white conservatives, many of whom oppose “amnesty” for immigrants living here illegally, lawmakers say.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

With Eric Cantor on his way out the door, Washington is already buzzing about who could replace him as House majority leader.

It could be a free-for-all. Early speculation: House majority whip Kevin McCarthy makes a move to be leader, while conservatives run an alternative.

Here are some names already being mentioned as potential candidates to run for House GOP leader, according to sources.

– California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority whip

– Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the former chairman of the House Republican Conference

– Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, chairman of the House Republican Study Committee

– Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee

– Georgia Rep. Tom Price, former chairman of the Republican Policy Committee

– Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, current chairwoman of the House Republican Conference

– Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, the chief deputy whip

– Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, former chairman of the Republican Study Committee

– Texas Rep. Pete Sessions,  chairman of the House Rules Committee

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