Who Could Be The Next House GOP Leader?

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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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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